Loans

Loans from the Horniman are temporarily on hold while we complete a major project.

Due to the Nature + Love project, the Horniman has implemented a moratorium on loans out, effective from January 2022. We expect the moratorium to last until circa 2025-26, and will provide further details as we have them.

All loan commitments already agreed will be honoured, and the renewal of ongoing loans in and loans out will continue as normal. The Object in Focus programme is not affected by the moratorium.

Explore the map below to see where our objects are currently on display (yellow pins), see where we have loaned to in the past (blue pins) and where some of the objects that have been loaned to us from other institutions (red pins).

View Loans from the Horniman Museum and Gardens in a larger map

You can read stories about some objects that have gone on loan.

Our Loans Policy, procedures and general conditions for borrowing objects remain below for use by venues we have already agreed loans with:

Object in Focus

Our Object in Focus scheme aims to offer accessible temporary objects loans to other institutions.

To make loans more accessible we can deliver the loan object along with a showcase, lighting, transport, interpretation, and the option of an expert talk relating to the loan.

Find out more about our Object in Focus loans scheme.