Horniman Museum and Gardens

Using our collections and Gardens to encourage a wider appreciation of the world, its peoples, their

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Remember the Horniman in your will

Your gift for future generations

  • A legacy of £1,000 would pay for the spring bedding in our Gardens.

    A legacy of £1,000 would pay for the spring bedding in our Gardens.

  • A legacy of £500 would pay for the annual clean of our Apostle Clock.

    A legacy of £500 would pay for the annual clean of our Apostle Clock.

  • Your gift can help us care for our wonderful collections

    Your gift can help us care for our wonderful collections

  • A legacy of £6,000 would feed all our living exhibits in the Museum for a whole year

    A legacy of £6,000 would feed all our living exhibits in the Museum for a whole year

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The Horniman Museum and Gardens exists today because of our founder's legacy. Frederick John Horniman. He was a tea trader who collected artefacts from across the world, gave the museum, his collections and the grounds to the people of London 'in perpetuity' for their 'recreation, instruction and enjoyment.'

Since the Horniman opened in 1901, it has delighted and inspired generations of visitors with its world-class collections and award-winning Gardens.

The Horniman is a registered charity and one of the most valuable ways you can help our work is by remembering us in your will. Legacies play an important part in funding work across the Museum and Gardens - from preparing new display cases, to providing fun learning sessions for under 5s, to feeding our alpacas.

The most useful legacies are those which are left to our general work - so we can use them where the need is greatest. However, you might like to consider aligning your gift to one of the following areas:

  • The development of our permanent collections

  • The care of our living collections, such as our Aquarium and our animals

  • The management of our 16 acres of Gardens

You can be sure that a legacy, of any size, will play a vital part in supporting the Horniman's work.

Please let us know if you decide to leave a legacy to the Horniman. We would love to invite you to our behind-the-scenes tours, private views and other special events to keep you in touch with our work.

For further information about any aspect of legacy giving, see the website or contact the our team.

Visit www.horniman.ac.uk/legacies

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Eleanor Leahy (Fundraiser)

Horniman Museum and Gardens Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road

Forest Hill
London (Greater London)
SE23 3PQ

Phone: +44(0)20 8291 8699
Email: eleahy@horniman.ac.uk

Make a Pledge

Gifts left in wills are really important to Horniman Museum and Gardens. However even if you haven't made a will, making a pledge to do so in the future would really help us to find out about your future intentions.

Pledges are not legally binding so by filling out this form you are not committing yourself! You are simply allowing Horniman Museum and Gardens to confidently estimate future support for their cause.

Download Pledge Form

Leave a Legacy

If you have already made a will but you want to leave a legacy to a charity you can make an addition or change it without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil.

To leave a legacy to Horniman Museum and Gardens please download the codicil form below and take it along to your solicitor.

Please note however that this form is not legally binding on its own and has to be part of your main will. We advise you to seek the advice of a solicitor.

If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to us, please contact Horniman Museum and Gardens directly they will be happy to discuss this with you.

Download Codicil Form