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Two men are dancing towards each other in a glass and metal conservatory which has a stone figure and some flowers behind them. They are both wearing jeans and skirts, and are smiling

Filming and photography hire

We offer amazing locations for filming and photography hire - from dramas and fashion shoots, and from music videos to major feature films.

The Horniman is a fantastic location for all types of filming and photography.  

Our unique spaces include a Victorian-era Natural History gallery, with original specimens and wooden cases, a magnificent Victorian Conservatory, stunning Aquarium displays and locations within 16.5 acres of beautiful Gardens with spectacular views over London. 

Find our floor plans and Gardens maps

The Museum houses over 350,000 objects from all over the world covering world cultures (anthropology), natural history and musical instruments, many of which are available for filming and photography by special arrangement. 

For further information, please complete the enquiry form on this page and email it to

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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