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Museum Opening Hours

  • Daily 10am - 5.30pm, except 24 - 26 December, when we are closed.
  • The Aquarium is open from 10.30am - 5.30pm.

Cafe Opening Hours

  • Daily 9am - 5:30pm, last orders for hot food at 5pm.

Gardens Opening Hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 7.15am - sunset
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: 8am - sunset, except 25 December, when we are closed
  • A full list of closing times for the year is below
  • The Animal Walk is open daily from 12.30pm to 4pm, except 24 - 26 December.
  • The Butterfly House is open from 10am daily, closing at 4pm in winter and 5pm in summer, except 24 - 26 December. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. See the Butterfly House page for more details.
  • The Nature Trail is open from 9am to 4pm except 25 December, but may be closed at short notice during bad weather. Please check with the Ticket Desk at the start of your visit or call 020 8699 1872.

Gardens Closing Times for 2019

From

To

Closing Time

1 January

27 January

4.20pm

28 January

10 February

5.20pm

11 February

10 March

5.50pm

11 March

30 March

6.20pm

Summer Time starts

31 March

7 April

7.20pm

8 April

14 April

7.50pm

15 April

12 May

8.20pm

13 May

11 August

8.50pm

12 August

25 August

8.20pm

26 August

8 September

7.50pm

9 September

22 September

7.20pm

23 September

6 October

6.50pm

7 October

13 October

6.20pm

14 October

26 October

5.50pm

Summer Time ends

27 October

3 November

4.50pm

4 November

26 January 2020

4.20pm

Please note, the advertised Gardens closing times refer to Horniman Drive gate. Other gates around the Gardens will close up to 10minutes before the advertised time.