"Those who use their eyes obtain the most entertainment and knowledge. Those who look but do not see go away no wiser than when they came." - Fredrick Horniman
Mr Horniman was a pretty wise man, as illustrated by the statement above. I thoroughly recommend a visit to this treasure of a place. We have been a couple of times and intend to make regular trips. Our eldest loved the family story time that was on this last visit. They not only have a fantastic collection (and a great history) they go out of their way to make it accessible. The museum caters for children, they encourage touching and regularly change their exhibits. There is an aquarium that you pay a small fee to see but the rest is free. It has outside space with a great view as well as a bandstand, musical instruments and animals. Even the cafe is good. What more could you want from a day out?! Seriously, go now!