Local peer support group

London & South East local peer support group

  • Date and Time info: 16/03/2024 from 10:45:00 to 16:00:00
  • Location: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
  • Face-to-face

This Local Peer Support Group provides a welcoming, safe and friendly opportunity for people to meet up to share experiences, tips and information.

We are pleased to invite you to join group facilitator Bhavini Makwana and the London & South East group for our first collaborative in-person outing. We are constantly striving to grow our peer support group network so are pleased to announce that we have expanded our hugely successful London group to cover and include all of the South East region (formally Kent).

We invite you to join us for an exhilarating visit to the renowned Horniman Museum. Immerse yourself in a day of interactive exploration as we delve into the museum’s captivating collections and vibrant attractions which the museum is kindly providing free of charge for our group.

Date: Saturday 16 March 2024

Time: 10:45 am – 4:00 pm

Meeting Points: Forest Hill Station – 10:15 am by the barriers or please feel free to head straight to the museum entrance for 10:45am

Experience the following highlights:

Artifacts Galore: Engage in an interactive, hands-on session with the museum’s eclectic artifacts, offering a unique glimpse into history and culture. The museum’s Hands On Base allows visitors to handle a range of objects, including African masks, musical instruments, fossils and more, providing a tactile and immersive experience.

Aquatic Wonders: Dive into the fascinating world of underwater life at the Horniman Aquarium, where an array of mesmerizing marine creatures await. Explore a diverse array of species, including:

  • Clownfish (Amphiprioninae): Known for their vibrant orange and white colors, these iconic fish are also referred to as anemonefish.
  • Seahorses (Hippocampus): These fascinating creatures are known for their unique appearance and distinctive way of swimming.
  • Zebrafish (Danio rerio): Recognised for their striking blue and silver stripes, zebrafish are commonly studied in scientific research due to their regenerative abilities.
  • Coral Reef Fish: The aquarium features a variety of colorful and mesmerizing fish species commonly found in coral reef ecosystems, showcasing the beauty of marine biodiversity.

Butterfly House: Step into a realm of natural beauty as we explore the enchanting Butterfly House, home to a kaleidoscope of fluttering butterflies.

Sensory Gardens: Wander through the lush gardens adorned with sensory musical instruments, providing a harmonious and immersive experience for all.

Fun Facts and History:

The Horniman Museum and Gardens, established in 1901 by Frederick John Horniman, boasts an astounding collection of over 80,000 objects, including musical instruments, anthropology, and natural history specimens.

Did you know that the iconic Clocktower at the museum’s entrance houses a collection of over 30,000 taxidermy specimens, including extinct and endangered species, offering a unique insight into the natural world?

What to Expect:

  • Meet at the venue at 10:45 am for a delightful morning tea or coffee before commencing our adventure.
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch in a dedicated room or visit the on-site café for a delectable meal.
  • Engage in a day filled with discovery and camaraderie, departing at approximately 4:00 pm.


Limited Availability: Only 20 places available, so register early to secure your spot! (This will include sighted guides and companions).


To Register and Learn More:

Please use the form below to register your place on this fantastic day out. Once registered you will receive the auto response confirmation email including group facilitator Bhavini Makwana’s mobile phone number where by you can contact her directly for any additional information or to confirm your attendance as well.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to embark on a journey of discovery and enrichment by exploring the Horniman Museum with fellow enthusiasts.


We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there!



Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3PQ

Telephone number – 020 8699 1872

Website – https://www.horniman.ac.uk/