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Join the Friends in our Anniversary Year

The Friends of the Horniman is an independent charity that builds awareness of the Horniman’s work and helps support important projects and acquisitions through fundraising, volunteering and other practical support.

Established in 1988, the Friends have since raised over £250,000 towards the Horniman’s collections, galleries and Gardens and are some of the Horniman’s most important ambassadors – working closely with staff on a number of events as well as offering a social programme involving get-togethers and visits to other places of interest.

Download the application form below to join the Friends of the Horniman.


Friends receive the following:

  • Friends' social programme including visits, get-togethers and other social events
  • Opportunities to be involved in events to support the Horniman
  • Invitations to private views and special events
  • Quarterly Friends’ newsletter with articles on the Horniman and details of forthcoming Friends' events.

Friends' events

The Friends organise a number of events throughout the year. To find out more about what's on please visit the Friends Events page on this website.


Individual membership costs just £15 and double membership costs £25 for the year from 1 June to 31 May of the following year. Family membership costs either £20 or £30, with Young Friend membership at £8.

In addition, overseas membership costs £20 per year and Corporate membership £40 per year. Part of every subscription contributes to Friends' Funds for the Horniman.

To join the Friends

Download the application form below and send to:

The Membership Secretary
The Friends of the Horniman
The Horniman Museum & Gardens
100 London Road
SE23 3PQ
United Kingdom

Please include your name and address, including postcode, and a cheque, postal order or international money order for the appropriate amount.

Unfortunately the Friends cannot accept payment by Direct Debit or Standing Order for new members. It is possible to pay by Credit or Debit Card at the information desk. Renewing members can pay by Standing order or internet banking payment.

If you feel you can include a donation as well, it will be very gratefully received.