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Garden Museum

Lambeth Palace Road
Greater London

The Garden Museum (formerly the Museum of Garden History) aims to become the leading national venue for exhibitions and debate on gardens and garden design.

Situated in the old church of St Mary at Lambeth, the Museum re-opened its doors on Tuesday 18 November 2008 having undergone a dramatic transformation.

While the historic structure remains untouched, visitors are welcomed to a newly designed interior with a sequence of individual spaces for exhibitions, the permanent collection, education, café and shop.

For the first time a selection from the Museum's collection of work on paper is on display; and there is a brand new exhibition gallery, showing temporary exhibitions on garden design and history. In the words of Director, Christopher Woodward, the Museum aims to capture 'the garden zeitgeist.'

The Garden Museum was founded in 1977 after the rediscovery of the tomb of 17th century plant hunters, the John Tradescants, in the churchyard of St Mary-at-Lambeth led John and Rosemary Nicholson to save the church from demolition.

Guided Tours and group admission rates available, please telephone for details.

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Buses: Lambeth Road C10, 3 & 344; Lambeth Palace Road 77 & 507 (507 weekdays)
Underground/BR: Waterloo or Victoria then bus 507 from either station, or walk from Lambeth North or Westminster or Vauxhall.

Garden Museum Postcode for SatNav: SE1 7LB


+44 (0)2074 018 865
+44 (0)2074 018 869

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