Contact us

General enquiries

Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3PQ

020 8699 1872

Enquiry form

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    Using this enquiry form sends a message to the Horniman via email. All personal data will be held securely and managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It will not be passed on to any third parties. Read full details of our privacy policy.

    Proposing an exhibition, event or performance

    To propose an exhibition to the Horniman, please download and complete the exhibition proposal form below and return it to the contact given in the form.

    To propose an event or performance, please download and complete the event proposal form below and return it to the contact given in the form.

    To propose a music performance, we are able to accept expressions of interest to be added to our music performer list. As and when we have opportunities for music performances we can then contact performers from this list. If you would like to be added please email

    All proposals must fulfill our corporate aims, and show or reflect our collections as far as possible. We recommend that you visit the Horniman prior to sending in your proposal.

    Donating an object

    If you are interested in donating an object to the Horniman, please contact us first. All new acquisitions must align with our Collections Policy.

    Our Collections Policy is focused on the areas we are collecting in, reflecting the Horniman’s aims, so we are not able to guarantee that your donation would be accepted. Our staff will be able to advise you, following a discussion about the object, on whether it could be donated to us.

    Please read our Collections Policy, and in particular the sections:

    • about acquisition; and
    • the collecting priorities for each of our collections in the appendix

    before making an enquiry about donating an object.

    Once you have read through the Policy, please contact us through the form or email address above.