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Did you know that the Horniman Museum and Gardens is a charity? Your support helps keep the Horniman open and running.

While our Gardens have remained open, the Museum was closed for most of the past year.

We have put in place cost-saving measures, but are still expecting a deficit of over £500k this year.

We are asking for your help and there has never been a more important time to support the Horniman.

The Horniman is a registered charity. While we receive some government funding, we need to find around £2.4 million each year to fund our running costs from our Members, Benefactors and visitors, who choose to keep supporting us every year.

As well as enabling us to care for our collections and Gardens – and feed the goats, sheep and alpaca – this money helps us put on exciting exhibitions and events throughout the year. It supports our work with some of south London’s most disadvantaged schoolchildren and marginalised groups. We couldn’t do this without you and the support you give us.

There are many ways to help. You can donate to our Time to Help Appeal or making an online donation. Become a Benefactor or a Member. Try holding a Great Walrus Tea Party or tapping to donate in the Museum when you visit.

Other ways you can help support the Horniman and our work include corporate sponsorship of an exhibition to leaving a lasting legacy in your will.