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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in South East London has been open since the Victorian era, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery – all surrounded by 16 acres of beautiful Gardens offering breathtaking views across London.

  • Organisation Type: Museum


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Three most commonly faced challenges

English as a second language, Asylum Seeker, Refugee

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark
Music activities and genres

Musical activities



African, Asian popular, Caribbean, East Asian, Roots, South American, Other Asian

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Horniman Museum and Gardens are recruited from:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)