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The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a charity and all donations support our educational programmes, conservation of our collections and the maintenance of our buildings. We need your support to expand and continue the Horniman’s vital work.

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If you are a UK taxpayer we can claim extra money from the government when you select Gift Aid with your donation. 

Donating Objects

We are very grateful to those who have donated items to the Horniman to add to our collections. If you are thinking of donating an item, please speak to the Fundraising team first. We are required to ensure that any donation is in line with our acquisition policy and we will need to discuss with our curators how your item might fit into our collection.

It is possible we will be unable to accept your donation – however, we will always try to suggest an alternative recipient. Because of this, and because we will need to make sure that we can contact you in future about the item, and give you a proper, formal receipt for it, we ask you to please not send us any donations of objects by post or courier.