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Whether you are planning a conference, special celebration, or corporate away day, the Horniman Museum and Gardens could be the ideal venue for you.

We have three unique spaces available for event hire.
View the gallery on the right to see a selection of photographs.

The Conservatory

This elegant Victorian Conservatory stands within a stylish terrace and allows guests to enjoy views across the award winning gardens. The Grade II listed cast iron Conservatory was originally built in the Horniman family house in Coombe Cliff, Croydon in 1894.  By 1982 it had fallen into disrepair and, with the help of English Heritage, it was dismantled and beautifully restored and reopened in 1988.  It is now used for performances and parties and is licensed for civil ceremonies.

The Pavilion

Set within the Horniman Gardens the Pavilion is an idyllic yet modern venue.  Built in 2011 as the final part of the £2.3m garden renovation project, it is a bright and airy space with floor to ceiling windows which fold back across the front of the building to give full access to a large open deck overlooking the London skyline and much of the Horniman's beautiful award-winning 16½ acres of gardens.

The Bandstand

The Bandstand is perfect for small, intimate occasions or for photographs.  Newly refurbished to its original Victorian elegance, it offers a picturesque snap-shot of a bygone era, with stunning views across the surrounding gardens and beyond to the horizon and the impressive landmarks of central London.

Please be aware that minimum hire periods and other additional charges may apply.

Please email any enquiries to venuehire@horniman.ac.uk.