The Horniman Museum aquarium

I spent yesterday catching up with my old friend and colleague Paolo Viscardi (known to fans of mystery biological objects as Zygoma). He’s a curator at the Horniman Museum, a small site in southeast London and one of those old style museums split between three major collections –  archaeological artefacts, musical instruments and natural history. While the latter part is well worth talking about and I have a number of posts lined up on various parts (including some very retro dinosaurs) there is also a small, but well stocked, aquarium attached. Some important breeding programs go on behind the scenes including work on various corals, seahorses and recently some cuttlefish too. It’s been a while since I’ve managed to cram a decent number of living species into these pages, so here, have some fish (and a lobster).

Oh, and a frog.

 

2 Responses to “The Horniman Museum aquarium”


  1. 1 Dave Godfrey 31/05/2012 at 4:23 pm

    I think my favourite part of the Horniman Museum’s aquarium is the lovely glass and wrought iron free-standing pedestal tank with UK native marines in the entrance.

    • 2 David Hone 31/05/2012 at 6:32 pm

      Yes that is nice. Stupidly I took photos of the content, but not the actual tank. It looks to me like a very old Victorian one I’ve seen in a book which makes it a nice touch.


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