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Corporate events

Looking for the perfect location for your next away day or conference? The Horniman is the ideal meeting place for your event.

The Horniman is a great location for meetings, away days and conferences. 

The Pavilion is a calm and contemporary venue situated in a quiet corner of our beautiful Gardens. Our local station, Forest Hill, is served by the Overground and local trains with convenient connections to the Underground, and is only 15 minutes from London Bridge and 30 minutes from Shoreditch.

Download our Corporate brochure to find out about delegate rates, venue and catering inclusions. Plus, find out about extra activities you can add to make your day more memorable, such as:

  • Guided tours
  • Getting hands on with object handling
  • Visit our Aquarium and Butterfly House; or
  • Horniman-inspired gifts from our Gift Shop.

The Horniman has its own on-site licensed Café which offers a daily selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, hot meals, and homemade cakes. The Horniman Café can provide drinks, breakfast, lunches and afternoons teas for your event here.

Thank you for ensuring that everything ran so smoothly yesterday. We had a really good day and Trustees really appreciated being in a museum. We had everything we needed for the day and everything worked very well. Alison

Our spaces

A partial view of an old white metal and glass conservatory seen on a sunny, blue sky day. The conservatory door is in front of us under an arch, with a small glass tower behind it and a weather vane on top. There are two bollards in front of the conservatory.

Conservatory hire

The Horniman Conservatory is a striking venue which makes a gorgeous setting for your event.
A bandstand in spring

Bandstand hire

Looking for a bijou backdrop for a drinks reception or photography shoot? Our Bandstand is the space for you.
A square building as seen from outside and slightly below at an angle. The end closest to the camera is open to a balcony, with a glass walled internal room behind it. There are trees and shrubs surrounding it

Pavilion hire

Our bright and airy Pavilion is a contemporary venue which includes a large outside terrace overlooking the Gardens.

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