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Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, South London, sits within 16 acres of award winning landscaped gardens with breath taking views across the city skyline.

The Horniman is home to three unique spaces available for private hire. An elegant Victorian Grade II listed Conservatory, an Edwardian Grade II listed Bandstand, and a sleek contemporary Pavilion. The Museum itself houses internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, a fascinating Natural History Gallery and an acclaimed Aquarium. The recent addition of a Butterfly House makes the Horniman a truly unique and inspiring destination. 

The elegant Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory provides a large, bright, open space that is perfect for weddings, receptions and other special occasions. The cast iron and glass structure was originally built by the Horniman family in 1894 and has recently been enhanced with modern interior lighting and heating underneath a beautiful new tiled floor. The Conservatory stands within a stylish private terrace next to the Museum with easy access to the Gardens. The maximum capacity for the Conservatory is 120 but with the addition of a marquee we can accommodate up to 150 for an evening reception after dinner.

The Pavilion is located in a quiet corner of the Horniman Gardens. It is a relaxed and contemporary space that is ideal for meetings, conferences, receptions and parties. The venue’s floor to ceiling windows open up to give full access to a large private terrace with stunning views. 

The Bandstand, with its picturesque setting overlooking the Horniman Gardens and with the London skyline in the background, is a delightful location for intimate celebrations. The Bandstand has recently been restored to show-off its original Victorian features.


Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road
SE23 3PQ
020 8291 8161

Events & Capacities

Reception0 - 150
Lunch 0 - 120
Dinner 0 - 120
Dinner Dance 0 - 120
Meeting / Conference 0 - 120
Outside Space 0 - 0
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 0
Wedding Licence 0 - 120
Wedding Reception 0 - 120
Accessible AccessYes

Contact the venue directly for further details