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The Garden Museum is next door to Lambeth Palace, sitting on the bank of the Thames looking across to Parliament. We are a ten minute walk from Vauxhall, Westminster and Lambeth North stations.

We are open!

We are delighted to announce that the Garden Museum has re-opened with our new exhibition Derek Jarman: My Garden’s Boundaries are the Horizon!

All visitors, including Friends of the Garden Museum, must book a ticket online ahead of your visit, which will include timed entry to the Derek Jarman exhibition.

Visitor numbers inside the exhibition are limited for reasons of social distancing, so you must book a half-hour slot. Before and after your time slot in the exhibition, you can spend as much time as you like exploring the rest of the Museum and garden.

Before you visit please read our Visitors’ Charter and Q&As for the measures we’ve put in place to ensure your visit to the Museum is safe and enjoyable



Adult: £10
Senior citizen: £8.50
Student/Unemployed/Art Pass: £5
Family (1 adult, 1 child): £12.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £25
Children under 6 years: Free

The above prices include access to the tower as part of the ticket, but visitors can also climb the tower without paying the full Museum entry price.

Tower only ticket: £3 (Under 18’s free)

Friends and Patrons of the Museum: Free
Groups of ten or more: discount of 20% from ticket price

Members of the Community Access Scheme: Free

Bags and luggage

Please note that all bags larger than a handbag cannot be taken into the Museum, but can be stored free of charge behind our admissions desk.


We have been able to open up our medieval tower to visitors – those who climb the 131 steps are rewarded with views across the Thames to Westminster. Please note that the tower closes one hour before the Museum’s closing time. In inclement weather the tower may be closed for safety reasons, please call on the day of your visit if you would like confirmation that the tower is open. Find out more.

Groups and tours

All groups are welcome to the Garden Museum, though we do ask groups of 10 people or more to pre-book their visit.

Our maximum group size is approximately 20 people, larger groups will be asked to stagger their entry.

A visit to the Museum usually lasts approximately 1 hour, visits to the Museum are self-guided.

For more information please read our group booking form.

If you are interested in booking a group visit please download and complete the enquiry form below and email it to our group booking coordinator at events@gardenmuseum.org.uk.  If you have any queries please call us on 020 7401 8865.

Group Booking Enquiry Form


The Garden Museum is accessible to wheelchair users, with a lift for visitors to see the permanent collection on the first floor. For easy wheelchair entry to the Museum we recommend using the Cafe entrance to avoid the gravel.

We provide free entry for carers.

We welcome guide, hearing and assistance dogs in all areas of the Museum. No other dogs or pets are allowed in the Museum and café.


There is no parking at the Garden Museum, but paid parking is available nearby on Lambeth High Street and at the Novotel on Lambeth Road.  Parking on Lambeth High Street is free on Sundays.

We  have cycle racks available for those cycling to the Museum.

Customer Charter

Our Customer Charter outlines how you can expect to be treated when you visit or interact with the Garden Museum.

Read our Customer Charter

Silent Space

Every Friday from 3pm-5pm our Sackler Garden will be a Silent Space with no phones or conversation, an opportunity to relax and connect with nature.

Find out more



Lambeth Palace Road
 SE1 7LB

020 7401 8865

Opening Hours

Open Monday – Sunday 10.30am–5.00pm

Open on bank holidays excluding Christmas Day and Boxing day

Café Opening Hours