[Skip to content] [Skip to main navigation] [Skip to user navigation] [Skip to global search] [Accessibility information] [Contact us]

About the exhibition

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

Be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived, discover how animals use colour to attract and hide, and look into how different colours mean many different things for people across the planet.

The exhibition is also full of family-friendly displays and interactive games including an Art Machine for you to create your own vibrant masterpiece, a Mood Room with multi-coloured lights, and a Colour Café to learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds.

Tickets and pricing

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed will open at the Horniman Museum and Gardens from Saturday 10 February to Sunday 28 October 2018.

Members and Benefactors go free - find out more about becoming a member or supporting the Horniman as a Benefactor

Tickets are valid all day for the day of purchase for single entry only. Visit Colour: The Rainbow Revealed any time during Museum opening hours.


Ticket Type


Family (2 adults, 2 children)

£    17.00

Family ticket with Gift Aid

£    18.70


£     7.00

Adult with Gift Aid

£     7.70


£     4.00

Child with Gift Aid

£     4.40

Under 3s may visit free of charge. 

Child tickets are ages 3 - 16. 

You can also go free with an Art Pass.

Join Horniman Members for free, unlimited entry

Join Horniman Members


This exhibition has been shown elsewhere with the title Eye for Colour.

   National Museums Liverpool Touring Exhibitions logo