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Loans

We loan objects from our collections to museums and galleries in the UK and around the world. Find out about how you could loan an object from the Horniman.

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.

If you are interested in borrowing an object, please see our loans policy, procedures and general conditions for borrowing specimens:

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.