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Get closer to the Horniman and support our work by becoming a Benefactor

The Benefactor circle is for people who love and care about the future of the Horniman, recently hailed as one of the world’s coolest museums.

As part of this special group you enjoy invitations to unique events, out of hour’s viewings and behind the scenes experiences as well as unlimited entry to our exhibitions and discounts in our shop and café.

Make a difference

As a Benefactor you are helping to ensure the Horniman continues offering:

  • interactive exhibitions and engaging events throughout the year;
  • learning and engagement programmes that support schools and community groups across the country;
  • conservation and care of over 350,000 objects;
  • a unique collection of handling objects to inspire and educate.

The Benefactor circle is a rewarding and fun way to support the Horniman and make a difference to people’s lives. 


As a Benefactor, you will enjoy a closer relationship with our staff alongside special access to our buildings, programmes and Gardens throughout the year.

Choose the level that best suits you and enjoy the following opportunities.

Benefactors – £240 a year / £20 per month
  • Free, unlimited access to the Aquarium, Butterfly House and all exhibitions for up to two adults and three children
  • 10% discount in our Gift Shop
  • 10% discount in the Horniman Café
  • Priority booking for selected events and activities
  • Benefactor events throughout the year including a summer party
  • Exclusive Benefactor membership card and acknowledgement on the Horniman’s website
Bronze Benefactors - From £500 per year / £125 a quarter

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitations to private views of new exhibitions and displays
  • VIP access to Horniman Lates and Café evenings
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and Supporters’ Board in the Museum foyer

For Gift Aid purposes, the £500 suggested donation includes a subscription of £100 and a voluntary donation of £400.

Silver Benefactors - From £1,500 per year / £375 per quarter

 All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Advance table reservation for the Horniman Café
  • Curator-led visits to peer museums and galleries
  • VIP invitations to special gala evenings and launch events
  • Exclusive behind the scenes tours with staff including curators and/or directors
  • Opportunity to bring a group of up to 10 guests to the Horniman’s Aquarium, Butterfly House or exhibitions

For Gift Aid purposes, the £1,500 suggested donation includes a subscription of £150 and a voluntary donation of £1,350.

Gold - From £5,000 per year / £1,125 per quarter

As well as all of the above benefits Gold Benefactors enjoy opportunities to explore areas of the Horniman that are of particular interest to them and their guests through a tailor-made programme.

For Gift Aid purposes, the £5,000 suggested donation includes a subscription of £500 and a voluntary donation of £4,500.

How to join Horniman Benefactors

For further information, please contact benefactors@horniman.ac.uk

If you would like to join or renew as a Benefactor, please complete the form below.

Please return your form to:

Horniman Benefactors
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ
E: benefactors@horniman.ac.uk 
T: +44 (0)20 8291 8696