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Charitable donations from our Benefactors play a vital part in our funding picture – helping us fund new projects as well as our ongoing day-to-day work.

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a charity. Although we receive core funding from the government, we rely on our Benefactors for philanthropic support and in return we offer them unrivalled opportunities to engage with our work and activities. 

Your Contribution

With your help, we can achieve even more. You can help preserve our historic collections and support the Horniman’s educational, community engagement, conservation and exhibition programmes.

In appreciation of your generous support we offer exclusive access to the Museum and Gardens and our experts, as well as a tailor-made programme of events.

Benefits

Benefactors enjoy a number of unique opportunities each year including:

Bronze - From £500 per year

For Gift Aid purposes, the £500 suggested donation includes a subscription of £100 and a voluntary donation of £400.

  • Invitation to the Benefactors’ summer drinks reception
  • Private views of temporary exhibitions
  • Programme of exclusive Benefactors’ events
  • Unlimited free entry to our Aquarium and temporary exhibitions
  • VIP access to our themed Late events
  • Dedicated e-newsletter for Benefactors
  • Optional acknowledgement on the Museum’s website, annual review and donors’ report

Silver - From £1,500 per year

For Gift Aid purposes, the £1,500 suggested donation includes a subscription of £150 and a voluntary donation of £1,350.

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Curator-led visits to peer museums and galleries
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet experts, staff and engage in object-handling sessions
  • Invitations to exclusive Benefactors’ Family Days

Gold - From £5,000 per year

For Gift Aid purposes the £5,000 suggested donation includes a subscription of £500 and a voluntary donation of £4,500.

 All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Behind-the-scenes events with senior curatorial staff and Chief Executive*
  • Exclusive curator-led tour of the Horniman for you and your guests*
  • Private access to a temporary exhibition for you and your guests*

*Max 10 guests

How to join Horniman Benefactors

For further information, please contact benefactors@horniman.ac.uk

If you would like to join or renew as a Benefactor of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, please complete the form below and return it to:

Horniman Benefactors
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ
E: benefactors@horniman.ac.uk 
Ph: +44 (0)20 8291 8696