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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 5:00pm.

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 12.30 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 2017

From

To

Closing Time

1 January

29 January

4.20pm

30 January

12 February

5.20pm

13 February

12 March

5.50pm

13 March

25 March

6.20pm

Summer Time starts

26 March

2 April

7.20pm

3 April

16 April

7.50pm

17 April

30 April

8.20pm

1 May

30 July

8.50pm

31 July

13 August

8.20pm

14 August

27 August

7.50pm

28 August

10 September

7.20pm

11 September

24 September

6.50pm

25 September

8 October

6.20pm

9 October

28 October

5.50pm

Summer Time ends

29 October

12 November

4.50pm

13 November

28 January 2018

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.