The Garden Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the The Garden Museum

A museum of garden history that's inside an old church.

The museum is fairly modest unless you're an avid history of gardening, but the entry price does include climbing the narrow church tower to the top to get some amazing views across central London.

They also usually have a range of temporary exhibitions, and there's a popular cafe on site.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


The Garden Museum,
5 Lambeth Palace Road,

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Fequently asked questions

Is the Garden Museum free?

No, there is an entry charge to the museum, which includes the temporary exhibitons and the climb up the old church tower

How long would a visit to the Garden Museum last?

The main museum is less than an hour, and allow 30 minutes for the tower climb.

Does the Garden Museum have a cafe?

Yes, there's a popular cafe next to the museum entrance.

What's the nearest railway station to The Garden Museum

The nearest station is Lambeth North which is 0.4 miles away.

The Garden Museum - Latest News

Garden Museum seeking designs for a new entrance pavillion
Garden Museum seeking designs for a new entrance pavillion

Plans to simplify the road layout next to Lambeth Bridge has given the nearby Garden Museum an opportunity to revamp its entrance and make the museum much more noticeable to passers-by.

Step inside Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage
Step inside Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage

A desolate windswept cottage has been transported to central London – minus the wind and desolation and now offers a rare chance to step inside Derek Jarman’s famously rural home.

Climb a 680 year old tower overlooking the Thames
Climb a 680 year old tower overlooking the Thames

Right next to Lambeth Palace is an old church, and it’s possible to climb up its 131 stone steps to stand on the roof for some fantastic views across the Thames to Parliament.


Recent exhibitions

Repton Revealed
See how Repton’s career unfolded in this special exhibition which brings together Red Books and watercolour paintings, many never publicly displayed before, to celebrate the bicentenary of his death.
Play, Protest and Pelicans: A People’s History of London’s Royal Parks
This exhibition uses paintings, drawings, photographs and memorabilia to illustrate the surprising histories of London’s Royal Parks.
Derek Jarman: My garden’s boundaries are the horizon
Discover the story of Derek Jarman’s garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, in this exhibition at the Garden Museum.
Shara Hughes
The exhibition brings together a group of new site specific paintings and works on paper by the New York-based artist
Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers
An exhibition about the 20th century’s most influential floral decorator, Constance Spry.
Hugo Rittson-Thomas: Wildflowers For The Queen
This exhibition shows photographs from fine-art photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas' new book Wildflowers For The Queen

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