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Ticket Information

The Horniman Museum and Gardens are free to enter, but you must book a ticket to visit. There is a charge to visit Permian Monsters.

We want you to enjoy your visit to the Horniman when it reopens on Thursday 30 July.

Please wear a mask or face covering unless you have a good reason not to (children under 11 are exempt).

Book your entry ticket in advance

To control capacity and ensure social distancing in the Museum, all visitors, including Members, are required to book a free ticket in advance online for admission to the Museum.

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  • You will not be admitted to the Museum without a valid ticket.
  • You can book up to five tickets for you and your household.
  • Tickets allow entry at any time during a 30 minute time slot. There are no restrictions on how long you can stay in the Museum.
  • You must show your tickets on a mobile or tablet, or a printed version, at the entrance to the Museum. We will do our best to admit you as quickly as possible but you may still need to queue outside.
  • Please only book one visit per week so as to give others the opportunity of visiting the Museum.
  • Tickets will be regularly released so please visit the website for availability and updates.

Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs

Book ticket in advance to Permian Monsters. All tickets to Permian Monsters include entry to the Museum. Horniman Members should also book a free ticket in advance and present a valid Membership card at the entrance to the exhibition.

Tickets are valid for entry to the exhibition at any time following your Museum Entry time slot. Please note that you may need to queue inside the Museum before being admitted to the exhibition.

Support the Horniman by becoming a Member and enjoy a year of benefits including free entry to Permian Monsters. Join Horniman Members.

Aquarium and Butterfly House

We will reopen our Aquarium and Butterfly House once we have in place all the safety measures necessary to protect our staff, visitors and of course our beloved animal residents.

They will not reopen on 30 July when the Museum does.