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We offer amazing locations for filming and photography - from dramas and fashion shoots to major feature films.

The Horniman is a fantastic location for all types of filming and photography.  

Our unique spaces include a Victorian-era Natural History gallery, with original specimens and wooden cases, a magnificent Victorian Conservatory, stunning Aquarium displays and 16.5 acres of beautiful Gardens locations with spectacular views over London. 

For floor and Gardens plans and images, click here.

The Museum houses over 350,000 objects from all over the world covering world cultures (anthropology), natural history and musical instruments, many of which are available for filming and photography by special arrangement. 

For further information, please complete the enquiry form below and email it to venuehire@horniman.ac.uk or call us on 0208 291 8161.

If you have any further questions, or to discuss fees and facilities, please email venuehire@horniman.ac.uk or call us on 0208 291 8161.

Student filming enquiries

We offer a reduced student filming rate of £50.00 + VAT per hour.

All shoots must meet the following requirements:

  • Filming must take place between 09 - 10am, Monday-Friday
  • There may be a maximum five people in the cast and crew and they must be accompanied by a member of Horniman Museum and Gardens staff 
  • The hour on-site includes set up, shoot and strike. 

Please complete the enquiry form above and return to venuehire@horniman.ac.uk

Editorial filming and photography

To arrange editorial filming and photography featuring the Horniman’s work, exhibitions, collections or spokespeople, please complete the enquiry form above and send it to press@horniman.ac.uk or call the press office on 020 8291 8166.

Photography for Personal Use

Note that you are free to photograph and film in the Museum and Gardens on a small scale for personal use. Visit the Planning Your Visit pages for more information.

All proceeds from our commercial activities support the Horniman's extensive learning programme and maintenance of the Museum and Gardens.