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How your gift can help

The Horniman Museum and Gardens exists today because of our founder’s legacy. The Horniman opened in 1901, when tea trader and philanthropist Frederick Horniman gave his extraordinary collection of objects and estate to “the people in perpetuity”.

As a registered charity, the Horniman Museum and Gardens relies on the support of individuals. Make a gift to us in your will, and you will directly benefit future generations of visitors and help us to preserve our collections and continue our activities.

Tailoring your gift

We are extremely grateful to those individuals who have made, or have expressed an intention to make, a gift to us in their will. No matter what size the gift, your support will help us to continue our work.

A gift can reflect your particular interests and passions and can be directed to specific areas of the museums’ work, such as vital collections care, acquisitions, research activities and learning and community programmes.

The Horniman has full charitable status (Charity Number: 802725), so leaving a legacy is a tax-efficient way of supporting the Horniman.

Find out more

Who you choose to include in your will is a very personal and private matter, which is why we have dedicated staff who you can speak to in confidence about your future plans. If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to the Horniman Museum and Gardens and would like further information, please get in touch with the fundraising team.

Email: fundraising@horniman.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 8699 1872


Alternatively, please write to us at the following address:

Fundraising Team,

Horniman Museum and Gardens,

100 London Road,

Forest Hill,

London SE23 3PQ