Our supporters

We want to thank our supporters who help us in a range of different ways, from funders to our trustees.

The Horniman is core funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. We also receive funding from the Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. 

The Chair and Trustees gratefully acknowledge the additional support that we have received from the following individuals and organisations in 2019/20.

We would also like to thank those donors and supporters who wish to remain anonymous, Horniman Members and many others who have helped our work.


Sir David Attenborough CH CVO CBE FRS

Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE and Keith Taylor

Jo Brand

Lolita Chakrabarti

Jeremy Deller

Dame Evelyn Glennie DBE

Kanya King MBE

Adrian Lester OBE

Timothy Spall OBE FRSA and Shane Spall

Joe and Cathy Swift

Horniman Museum Enterprises - Members of the Board of Directors

Nico Iacuzzi

Nick Merriman

Rod Taylor

Funders and Sponsors

Art Fund

Arts Council England

William Brake Charitable Trust

The British Academy

City and Guilds of London Institute and the Worshipful Company of Gardeners

John Coates Charitable Trust

DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund – delivered by the Museums Association

Greater London Authority – National Park City Festival

John Horniman’s Children’s Trust

The Ironmongers’ Company

London Borough of Lewisham

The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts

The Merriman Charitable Foundation

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Outset Contemporary Art Fund in partnership with Mishcon de Reya

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Radcliffe Trust

Sainsbury’s Forest Hill

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

The Spear Charitable Trust

Horniman Benefactors and Donors

Victoria Appleby

Daniel and Anja Bailey

K Bascombe

Judy Beard

Thomas and Rumana Bennett

Richard Blurton

Joanna Blythman

Philippa & Mai-Ling Bosman-Savage

Paul Brand

Sally and Michael Bridgeland

Frances Carey

Margaret Carey

Fiona Clements

Richard Comaish

John Coulthard and Ruth Dobson

Scott Cruickshank and Sirilak Wichianpaisan

Ruth and Brian Davies

Stephen Dimon

Rina Dutta

Simon and Joanna Edwards

Antje Ehrlich

Alyson Elliman

Gavin and Amy English

John Firmin

Justin and Dawn Giles

Simon Granleese

Hanna Grindall

Ed and Catherine Hales

Tim Hanson

Adrian Hartley

Virginia and David Hearn

Michael Horniman

Timothy and Charmian Hornsby

Angela Hughes

Paul Hughes

Kate Isaak

Rosie Jackson

Professor R J Jarrett

Aisla Kegler

Scott Keir and Robin Bray-Hurren

Mary Kempson

Donald and Kathleen Kirkham

Susan Marsh

Jason McCulloch and Emma Carter

Nicholas and Lindsay Merriman

Gordon and Helen Middleton

Mounzer Nazha

Mayowa Ochere

Duncan Ovens

Hamish Parker

Claire Richards

Samantha Riches and Simon Christian

Estate of the Lady Elizabeth Rooke

Charlotte Rooney

Keith Roper

Andrew Rutherford

Eve Salomon

Linda Sandino

Carole and David Souter

Kate and Adam Stevens

Rosamund Sykes

Hugo Tait

Ian Tollett and Jessica Matthews

Ann Wallace

Judith Ward

Stephen Whittle

Charles Wynn-Evans and Alex McColl

Gifts In Kind

Andrew Lawrence Print

Google Ad Grants

EcoTech Marine

Pedder Property

Triton Applied Reef Bioscience