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Climb the Garden Museum’s medieval tower

Climb up 131 steps to the top of the Garden Museum's medieval tower, and be rewarded with breath-taking views across the River Thames towards Westminster and beyond.

Built in 1377 and repaired in 1834-1835, the tower is the oldest part of the Garden Museum building. Wind your way up the same steps ascended by Wenceslaus Hollar in 1647 to produce his panoramic print The Prospect of London and Westminster taken from Lambeth.

Opening times

Access to the tower is during the Museum’s opening hours (10am-5pm), however for safety reasons, the tower will close 30 minutes before sunset during winter months.

The tower is also closed on Festival days and during inclement weather, including rain, ice, high temperatures, and high winds.

Please call on the day of your visit if you would like to confirm the tower is open.


The tower’s capacity is a maximum of 7 people at once. Please speak with reception before entering the tower to ensure there is space.


Tower entry is included Museum admission which can be booked here. Tower-only tickets are £4 and can be purchased on a walk-in basis only.


We love to see your photos from the tower, so do share them with us on social media and tag @gardenmuseum on Instagram, @gardenmuseumldn on Twitter.

Image: View from the Medieval tower © Graham Lacdao