Press and media

Find information about contacting our Press Office Team, download the latest press releases, learn about our spokespeople, and discover more about images.

The Horniman Museum and Gardens’ mission is:

The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share. 

Press Office Team

Stephanie Hay PR & Media Officer

Monday – Wednesday

Alison McKay PR & Media Officer

Wednesday – Friday

020 8291 8166

Press releases and listings

Download the latest press releases about the Horniman’s work, collections, exhibitions and events below.

For further information about our exhibitions and events or to be added to our distribution lists, please call 020 8291 8166 or email


2024 press releases

Download our 2024 and 2023 releases below. You can find releases from 2018-2022 further down the page.

If you are looking for an older release, please get in touch.

2023 press releases

Download our 2023 releases below.


You can download a selection of images of the Horniman’s buildings, galleries and Gardens for media use.

Please ensure photographers are credited – credit details are included in file names.

Please contact us if you need images for specific events or exhibitions.


Many of the Horniman’s curators and experts are available for comment and interview.

They cover topics including marine biology, world cultures, horticulture, the animal world and the history of music making and instruments, as well as the role of museums in mitigating against climate and ecological emergency.

Find out more about our spokespeople.

Editorial filming and photography

To arrange editorial filming and photography featuring the Horniman’s work, exhibitions or collections, please complete our enquiry form and send it to

Location filming and photography

Please contact or 020 8291 8161 to arrange commercial filming and photography.

Find out more about our locations and spaces.

Image licensing

Please contact to arrange image licensing for non-media use (eg. books, products, etc) of collections images.

Find out more about collections image licensing.

Photography for personal use

Visitors are welcome to photograph and film in the Museum and Gardens on a small scale for personal use. See Plan Your Visit for more information.

2022 press releases

2021 press releases

2020 press releases

2019 Press Releases

2018 press releases