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The Horniman has many policies which cover our procedures and plans. Download the policies below.

Borrowing specimens

These policies cover procedures for all outgoing and incoming loans of objects or specimens for exhibition or study purposes, whatever the duration.

Learn more about loans from our collections.

Collections Development Policy

This document sets out the policy guiding the Horniman Museum and Garden's acquisition of objects into, and disposal of objects from, it's permanent collections.

Data Protection and Privacy

These documents set out the Horniman Museum and Garden's data protection policy, data retention guidelines, and privacy notice.

Equality and Diversity Policy

The Horniman welcomes all visitors to the Museum and Gardens and is fully committed, both as an employer and as a service provider, to implementing its obligations to its diverse range of visitors and to all those who work at the Horniman.

Ethical Fundraising Policy

This document sets out the Horniman's Ethical Fundraising Policy.

Health and Safety Policy

This document sets out the Horniman Museum and Garden's Health and Safety policy.

Safeguarding Policy

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk during their visit, and this document sets out the Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Safeguarding Policy Statement. Any safeguarding concerns should be reported via comments@horniman.ac.uk

Statement of Learning values and principles

The Learning team connects people with the Horniman’s collections, displays and gardens, designing inclusive activities where enjoyment, inspiration, respect and understanding can flourish. Our highly-regarded formal, family, adult, youth and community engagement programmes address a broad range of learners' interests and needs with the aim of enhancing wellbeing, inspiring a lifetime of curiosity, and creating access to culture.

Find out more about the learning services we provide.

Publication Scheme

The Horniman's Publication Scheme sets out details of how the Horniman makes information about itself available to the public.

Sustainability Policy

The Museum and Gardens are committed to working towards the goals of sustainable development through a programme of gradual and continuous environmental improvement.

Read about some of the ways the Horniman has been getting greener.