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.
Admission includes access to our garden, permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
You are welcome to book your visit in advance online, or to walk-in and purchase admission on the day. If you plan to pay for entry at the Museum, please check our website in case of early closure before your visit.
Upcoming amended opening hours:
On Saturday 17 February 2024 the museum will close at 4pm.
On Saturday 24 February 2024 the museum will close at 4pm.
On Friday 1 March 2024 the museum will be closed all day.
On Wednesday 1 May 2024 the museum will be closed all day.
The Garden Museum accepts both cash and card.
Friends and Patrons of the Museum: Free
Senior citizen: £11
Art Pass: £7
Child (6 and under): free
Child (7-18): £8
Family 1 (1 adult, 1 child): £16
Family 2 (2 adults, 2 children): £30
Members of the Community Access Scheme: 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: £4 (Under 18’s free). Tower only tickets are on a walk-in basis only.
Before you visit please read our Visitors’ Charter and Q&As.
The museum closes one hour after the end of the last slot of the day. Sometimes the Museum closes early for special events. Please check the timings of the available booking options if you plan to visit towards the end of the day.
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.
If you are interested in booking a group visit please download and complete the enquiry form below and email it to our Welcome Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries please call us on 020 7401 8865.
Our Museum Shop is free for browsing during our opening times. We offer an array of the latest gardening books, high quality gardening objects, eclectic homeware gifts, cards, and educational kids’ games. Please pop in!
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.
The Garden Museum is accessible to wheelchair users with level access to the museum through the Garden Cafe.
The permanent collection on the first floor as accessible via our lift. We do recommend that if you need to use the lift, please contact us on 020 7401 8865 or email email@example.com ahead of your visit to confirm it is in working order.
We offer 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.
Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7LB
020 7401 8865
Open Monday – Sunday
10am – 5pm
Open on bank holidays excluding Christmas Day and Boxing day
We occasionally close early for private events. Please check times if you are booking your visit towards the end of the day.