Horniman is the best visitor attraction, say Lewisham residents

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill has won ‘Best Visitor Attraction’ in the Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards, voted for by Lewisham residents.

The accolade was awarded at a ceremony at Catford Library last night (9 November 2022), with Mayor Damien Egan presenting the award to Victoria Pinnington, one of the Horniman’s directors.

The Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards are a yearly opportunity to celebrate fantastic local businesses and the outstanding contribution they make to the borough. The Awards received more than 2,000 nominations this year, and over 5,000 public votes were received for the shortlisted organisations across 14 categories.

The Horniman faced stiff competition to win Best Visitor Attraction – the other shortlisted attractions were Catford Mews, Fox and Firkin, Millwall Football Club and Community Trust, and The Migration Museum.

We’re delighted to be Lewisham’s Best Visitor Attraction, made all the more special because it’s voted for by the residents of our wonderful borough. Thank you to Mayor Damien Egan and his team for shining a spotlight on the rich cultural life of Lewisham, and thank you to everyone who voted for the Horniman
Victoria Pinnington, Director of Communications and Income Generation

This award adds to a bumper year of accolades for the Horniman, including: