The Beat Plastic Pollution display was created to raise awareness of the consequences of single-use plastics in our oceans and to inspire Horniman visitors to help prevent plastic pollution. It was created in support of the European Commission’s World Aquariums #readytochange to #beatplasticpollution campaign and was timed to coincide with World Oceans Day on 8 June 2019. The ‘pop-up’ display introduced more than 150 items of single-use and waste plastic into the Horniman’s permanent aquarium exhibits, alongside information about the impact plastic has on aquatic creatures, and actions visitors could take to reduce this harm. This project was also winner of the Museums + Heritage Awards Limited Budget Project of the Year 2020.

Michelle Calvert , Deputy Aquarium Curator, The Horniman Museum and Gardens

December 31 @ 14:00
14:00 — 15:30 (1h 30′)


The Horniman Museum and Gardens