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Leave a Legacy

Your legacy could help to ensure our Museum and Garden continue to inspire and delight generations of visitors for years to come.

The Horniman exists today because of our founder’s gift. The Horniman opened in 1901, when tea trader and philanthropist Frederick Horniman gave his extraordinary collection of objects and estate to ‘the people in perpetuity’.

Since then, generations of families from London and beyond have grown up with the Horniman as a constant delight, inspiration and resource for life-long learning.

By leaving a Legacy gift to the Horniman, you can help protect the Horniman’s existence at the heart of our community for generations to come.

Your legacy could help maintain our important collections and stunning displays, it could help us put on exciting exhibitions and events throughout the year and fund our work with some of south London’s most disadvantaged schoolchildren and marginalised groups.

How your gift can help

Your legacy could help maintain our important collections and stunning displays, it could help us put on exciting exhibitions and events throughout the year and fund our work with some of south London’s most disadvantaged schoolchildren and marginalised groups.

Tailoring your gift

No matter what size the gift, from the very small to the very large, your support will help us to continue our work.

Your legacy can specify an amount of money or a percentage of your estate and can reflect your particular interests and passions by being directed to specific areas of the Horniman’s work, such as vital collections care, acquisitions, research activities and learning and community programmes.

The Horniman has full charitable status (charity number: 802725), so leaving a legacy is a tax-efficient way of supporting the Horniman, reducing the inheritance tax burden on your family.