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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 Cafe exhibit to learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds.

Tickets and pricing

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is open now until Sunday 28 October 2018.

Members and Benefactors go free - find out more about becoming a member or supporting the Horniman as a Benefactor. Present your membership or benefactor card at the entrance to Colour in Gallery Square. Please note: during busy times, such as half term, you may need to queue to enter, due to the capacity of the exhibition.

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

You can also go free with an Art Pass.

Children under three may visit free of charge and carers accompanying visitors with access requirements get free admission. A family ticket is for two adults and two children aged 3-16 years. Child tickets are for ages 3 - 16. 

There is a lot to do in this exhibition, so if visiting as a family group please remember to keep together.

You can also book a combined ticket which will gain entry to the Colour exhibition, the Aquarium and the Butterfly House. You will need to book these tickets through the Butterfly House page, as this requires a timed ticket for entry: book your combined tickets.

Join Horniman Members for free, unlimited entry

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

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