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A woman and two children are stood with their backs to the camera and facing a large floor to ceiling tank, part filled with water and a tropical environment


Become a member of the Horniman and enjoy a year of inspiration, surprise and enjoyment at our wonderful Museum and Gardens.

For all membership enquiries please contact us by email

By joining as a member, you will not only receive some fantastic benefits you will also be directly supporting the care of our collections and Gardens. 

Join today from just £36 and receive:

  • Free and unlimited entry to the Aquarium
    Our aquatic home for amazing animals including jellyfish, clown fish and poisonous frogs, and for our pioneering coral research.
  • Free and unlimited entry to the Butterfly House
    Get up close with hundreds of beautiful, free-flying butterflies in our tropical indoor garden.
  • Free and unlimited entry to Exhibitions
    Explore the world in our annual family-friendly exhibition.
  • 10% discount in our shops
    Take some of the Horniman’s magic home with you with a special discount on our range of gifts, books and toys.
  • Enjoy exclusive members’ offers and events
    Throughout the year you can enjoy a wide range of exclusive Members’ events linked to our collections and exhibitions, as well as special offers and competitions.
  • Monthly e-newsletter
    Keep up-to-date with what’s happening at the Horniman.

How to Join

  • Join by Direct Debit and to save £5 each year on our standard prices. Download and complete the Direct Debit form and either post to us using the address below or bring to the Ticket Desk next time you visit.
  • Join by one-off payment  online using the links below, at our Ticket Desk in the Museum or by calling the Members’ Office on the number below

If you join online, present your confirmation email at the Ticket Desk to start receiving Membership benefits straight away. Your membership card will be dispatched to you within 10 working days.

Remember that all children aged under 3 go free to the Aquarium, Butterfly House and temporary exhibitions.

What you need to know about Horniman Membership

Direct Debit memberships renew automatically annually. Your first payment will be taken between 3 and 7 weeks after joining, usually on the 23rd of the current or the next month. You will receive notification from us at least 14 days before your payment date every year.

Standard memberships are paid for with a one-off payment and are valid for a full year. You will be contacted 2 weeks before your membership is due for renewal with a reminder.

To amend your contact details or bank account details (if you are a Direct Debit Member) please contact our Members’ Office or go to the Ticket Desk during your next visit. 

Horniman Membership is a great way to skip the ticket queues. To visit any of our ticketed areas, simply present your membership card and we will scan it for you.

For entry to the Butterfly House during busy periods, Members can reserve free tickets for a specific time slot in advance at the Ticket Desk or online using the email provided upon joining.

You will be issued with a membership card that will remain valid throughout your membership. Direct Debit memberships will automatically renew on the same card each year. To renew a standard membership on the same card please contact the Members’ Office or visit the Ticket Desk in the Museum. Replacement cards can be purchased from the Ticket Desk for £2.

To change your membership type, or to become a Horniman Benefactor, please contact the Members’ Office or visit the Ticket desk in the Museum. Direct Debit membership cancellations can be processed directly via your bank or through the Horniman Members’ Office.