Aquarium in Horniman Museum

Amazonian Rainforest in Aquarium in Horniman Museum

Photo gallery for the Aquarium in Horniman Museum. The elements focusing on British coastal life mention the work on Philip Henry Gosse, whose advocacy of the aquarium and vivarium helped to launch a mid-Victorian craze for home aquaria. 

Philip Henry Gosse and Robert Warrington are widely credited with inventing the marine aquarium in the early 1850s. However, Rebecca Stott has argued convincingly that this credit must go to Anna Thynne (1806-1866), who developed techniques to preserve animals in marine water tanks and who demonstrated her work in London in the 1840s in social circles that included Gosse and Warrington.



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