Ticket Information

The Horniman Museum and Gardens are free to enter, but you must book a ticket to visit the Museum. There is a charge to visit the Aquarium and the Butterfly House.

We want you to enjoy your visit to the Horniman. Please wear a mask or face covering unless you have a good reason not to (children under 11 are exempt).

Book your entry ticket to the Museum in advance

To control capacity and ensure social distancing in the Museum, all visitors, including Members, are required to book a free ticket in advance online for admission to the Museum.
Book Tickets

  • You will not be admitted to the Museum without a valid ticket.
  • Tickets allow entry at any time during a 15 minute time slot. There are no restrictions on how long you can stay in the Museum.
  • You must show your tickets on a mobile or tablet, or a printed version, at the entrance to the Museum. We will do our best to admit you as quickly as possible but you may still need to queue outside.
  • Tickets will be regularly released so please visit the website for availability and updates.
  • For schools bookings, please get in touch with the schools team: schools@horniman.ac.uk

Book tickets for the Aquarium or Butterfly House

Find more details about the Aquarium and Butterfly House below, and book your tickets.

Support the Horniman by becoming a Member and enjoy a year of benefits including free entry to the Aquarium, Butterfly House and our family-friendly temporary exhibition. Join Horniman Members.