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

By joining the Benefactor circle you will receive special opportunities for you and your family to enjoy everything the Horniman has to offer.

You will be invited to exclusive events and receive discounts in our Shop and Café along with unlimited family entry to our exhibitions and Aquarium.

Make a difference

Our Benefactors are a group of annual supporters who care deeply about the Horniman.

As well as looking after our collections and Gardens, the support we receive from our Benefactors helps us to run exhibitions and events throughout the year and funds our work with some of south London’s most disadvantaged schoolchildren and community groups.

Horniman Benefactors make a difference to people’s lives. By becoming a Benefactor you will help protect the Horniman’s existence at the heart of our community for generations to come.


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