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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 9:30am - 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 2018

From

To

Closing Time

1 January

28 January

4.20pm

29 January

11 February

5.20pm

12 February

11 March

5.50pm

12 March

24 March

6.20pm

Summer Time starts

25 March

1 April

7.20pm

2 April

15 April

7.50pm

16 April

29 April

8.20pm

30 April

29 July

8.50pm

30 July

12 August

8.20pm

13 August

26 August

7.50pm

27 August

9 September

7.20pm

10 September

23 September

6.50pm

24 September

7 October

6.20pm

8 October

27 October

5.50pm

Summer Time ends

28 October

11 November

4.50pm

12 November

27 January 2019

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.