About the Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens are a mesmerizing spot in Forest Hill, south London. The free museum shows the extraordinary acquisitions of 19th-century tea trader and collector Frederick John Horniman to the public, in the gardens visitors can enjoy animals and varied activities. Chocolate Films has been working with the Horniman for years, producing videos as well as running workshops.

World Stories

In the summer of 2018, the Horniman opened a new World Gallery. This permanent exhibition celebrates human creativity, imagination and adaptability with over 3,000 objects from the museum’s internationally important anthropology collection. When entering the gallery, what greets you is a video co-created with the local community.

Client Testimonials

They had these silent films of people working with gold leaf that are absolutely mesmeric and that almost felt like an installation. It really is something to watch, I mean I stood there for quite some time staring...

Royal Collection Gold exhibition reviewed by Antonia Quirke, BBC Radio 4 's Saturday Review

I’m so thrilled with how the videos turned out. Thank you again for being so wonderful to work with!

Sarah Shaw, British Library

That wonderful production company, Chocolate Films

Jon Snow, speaking at The Geffrye Museum