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Garden Museum

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The Museum was set up in 1977 in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary’s which is the burial place of John Tradescant (c1570 – 1638), the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history. His magnificent and...more
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5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB, England
+44 20 7401 8865
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Garden museum is next to Lambeth Palace opposite the Houses of Parliament. The museum is in a unused church and uses its architecture to enhance the objects on show. Even though its a small museum I spent two hours there. Its £10 to visit...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Garden Museum, primarily as Mary Cicely Barker's "Flower Fairies" exhibition was showing. We had not realised we would also be delighted with such a wonderful museum dedicated to all things gardening. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this place - its location,...More

Thank astridc00per
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited the Garden Museum in the past, we expected more from the refurbishment than we saw. The setting in the Church of St. Mary's-At-Lambeth is stunning, but it seemed to have more empty space than before, certainly plenty of areas for display are now...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely museum in an old church with a central location and next to the river. A sort of 'hidden gem' ... except for the terrible toilets. A single door leads to a corridor with mixed sex facilities behind a series of doors....More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee after visiting The Workshop nearby (a former Fire Engine repair building, reborn as a community and artistic space that had been showing an excellent exhibition about memorials - “Immortalised”). As we wandered in the numerous staff who were engrossed in...More

Thank StezzaWazza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a fascination museum lots to look at in this converted church, Nice view from the Tower if you can climb the steps 131 but worth it. there are the tombs, in the little garden of two famous people - I wont tell you...More

Thank shirley244
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This was our first visit to the museum which we had never heard of until we had spotted an advert for an exhibition of Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies being held at the Garden Museum. The museum is right next door the Lambeth Palace and...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is a slightly eccentric place which we really enjoyed visiting. It's in a lovely location right next to Lambeth Palace and is in a deconsecrated church with a medieval tower you can climb (131 steps to the top, very narrow and winding!) with great...More

Thank a2lmie
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visited the Garden Museum on a rainy day in London. Parked at the nearby Novotel which was convenient and good value. Found the cafe over priced and just average but in a nice relaxed setting. Reason for visit was a special exhibition of original art...More

Thank ventdusud2
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I came to the museum with my mum yesterday. It was lovely apart from the cafe. We waited for at least 45 mins for our starters and paid £7:50 for one starter that was a plate of sweet corn and peppers. The other was okay,...More

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Response from Margylou | Reviewed this property |
Here's what the website says, and what we paid: Adult: £10 Senior citizen: £8.50 Student/Unemployed/Art Pass: £5 Family (1 adult, 1 child): £12.50 Family (2 adults, 2 children): £25 Children under 6 years: Free The above... More