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Press and media

Find information about contacting our Press Office Team, download the latest press releases, learn about our spokespeople, and discover more about images.

The Horniman Museum and Gardens’ mission is:

The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share. 

Press Office Team

Stephanie Hay PR & Media Officer

Monday – Wednesday

Alison McKay PR & Media Officer

Wednesday – Friday

020 8291 8166

Press releases and listings

Download the latest press releases about the Horniman’s work, collections, exhibitions and events below.

For further information about our exhibitions and events or to be added to our distribution lists, please call 020 8291 8166 or email

2020 press releases

Download our latest releases below. You can find releases from 2019 and 2018 below.

If you are looking for an older release, please get in touch.

Jo Brand to support the Great Walrus Tea Party
(pdf, 128.33kb)
Horniman Museum and Gardens announces Climate and Ecology Manifesto
(pdf, 231.41kb)
Amazing animatronics bring Permian Monsters back to life at the Horniman
(pdf, 151.77kb)


You can download a selection of images of the Horniman’s buildings, galleries and Gardens for media use.

Please ensure photographers are credited – credit details are included in file names.

Please contact us if you need images for specific events or exhibitions.


Many of the Horniman’s curators and experts are available for comment and interview.

They cover topics including marine biology, world cultures, horticulture, the animal world and the history of music making and instruments, as well as the role of museums in mitigating against climate and ecological emergency.

Find out more about our spokespeople.

Editorial filming and photography

To arrange editorial filming and photography featuring the Horniman’s work, exhibitions or collections, please complete our enquiry form and send it to

Photography and Filming Enquiry Form
(docx, 46.7kb)

Location filming and photography

Please contact or 020 8291 8161 to arrange commercial filming and photography.

Find out more about our locations and spaces.

Image licensing

Please contact to arrange image licensing for non-media use (eg. books, products, etc) of collections images.

Find out more about collections image licensing.

Photography for personal use

Visitors are welcome to photograph and film in the Museum and Gardens on a small scale for personal use. See Plan Your Visit for more information.

2019 Press Releases

Mayowa Ochere appointed Trustee for the Horniman Museum and Gardens
(pdf, 127.84kb)
‘Making’ takes centre stage in Horniman’s immersive exhibition
(pdf, 165.99kb)
MELTDOWN: Visualizing Climate Change premieres in the UK at the Horniman Museum and Gardens this winter
(pdf, 183.8kb)
Baby sea urchins boost coral survival rate
(pdf, 191.05kb)
Horniman Museum and Gardens declares climate emergency
(pdf, 153.85kb)
In the Company of Finchcocks
(pdf, 242.68kb)
Horniman Aquarium’s Beat Plastic Pollution display inspires young visitors
(pdf, 234.99kb)
Horniman Grasslands wins planting design award
(pdf, 317.52kb)
‘Lavish fun’ in Lagos on view in new photo exhibition at the Horniman
(pdf, 224.23kb)
Free entry to Horniman Aquarium for World Oceans Day fun-day
(pdf, 232.93kb)
Primary pupils create Matisse-inspired Bottle Garden at the Horniman
(pdf, 142.91kb)
Claire Morgan - As I Live and Breathe
(pdf, 154.52kb)
Horniman Café ‘cans’ bottled water in latest move to ditch single-use plastics
(pdf, 231.61kb)
Project Coral ‘babies’ to help restore Florida reefs
(pdf, 264.09kb)
Horniman’s formal planting design inspired by LEGO® bricks
(pdf, 231.49kb)
Artist Katie Schwab joins new Collective to co-produce Horniman’s 2019 Studio exhibition
(pdf, 240.49kb)
Horniman appoints Studio Egret West for estate Master Plan
(pdf, 144.33kb)
Horniman awarded £90,000 for Music Gallery upgrade
(pdf, 238.03kb)

2018 press releases

Double celebration for Horniman’s coral researchers
(pdf, 232.28kb)
Brick Wonders at the Horniman Museum and Gardens
(pdf, 145.47kb)
New water refill fountain helps Horniman visitors cut down on plastics
(pdf, 149.95kb)
People’s Postcode Lottery players fund outdoor lessons at the Horniman
(pdf, 229.98kb)
Life-size Crochetdermy® animal sculptures at the Horniman
(pdf, 233.46kb)
The Horniman Museum and Gardens’ new arts space, The Studio, launches on 20 October 2018 with Serena Korda exhibition
(pdf, 488.04kb)
Video guides make Horniman more accessible to visitors
(pdf, 143.45kb)
Horniman Café replaces single-use plastics with plant-based packaging
(pdf, 223.53kb)
World Gallery opens at the Horniman Musuem and Gardens
(pdf, 530.34kb)
Janet Vitmayer CBE appointed a dame in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
(pdf, 346.79kb)
The Horniman’s new Chief Executive Nick Merriman reveals strategic vision for the future of the Museum and Gardens
(pdf, 370.19kb)
Hundreds of Paper Poppies pop up at the Horniman Museum and Gardens for Chelsea Fringe
(pdf, 162.04kb)
Horniman Museum and Gardens announces further details of new World Gallery opening on 29 June 2018
(pdf, 189.27kb)
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed at the Horniman
(pdf, 149.85kb)