About the collections

There are around 350,000 objects in the collections. Find out more about how we look after them and how you can access them.

The collections are looked after and conserved for research, study and exhibition.

In these pages, you can learn more about where the majority of our collections are kept, how they are cared for, and how you can access them, whether as a loan, a visit to the stores or by requesting imagery.

Please note: the Horniman is unable to respond to requests for valuations. We will also only respond to enquiries for object verifications for which we hold the archives.

Find out more about our archive collections.

Our collections on other websites

Our collections have been featured on other websites, including: