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The Orangery

Enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful muraled orangery

Enjoy London’s ‘Best Value Afternoon Tea’ (Daily Telegraph 2012) in our beautiful muraled orangery.

This unique garden room, with its beautifully detailed murals, exudes an enchanting atmosphere. Overlooking a ‘secret’ garden in the Japanese style, it offers the perfect space to unwind over one of our delicious teas, which have garnered much praise over the years. Afternoon tea comprises tea or coffee with a scone, cream & jam, and a selection of freshly-baked cakes, all for just £8.00 per person, plus museum admission charges.

Availability & Booking

For bookings and enquiries please call us on 020 8305 1441 or email On weekends it is advisable to phone rather than email as emails are not checked out of office hours (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays:



Tuesdays & Sundays:

Afternoon Tea is served at set sittings: 13:45hrs, 14:15hrs, 15:15hrs & 15:45hrs (booking essential).

Maximum party size 8 people (for larger groups or events such as baby showers, parties or receptions please refer to the information regarding Private Hire).


Fridays & Saturdays:

Open between 12.30hrs & 16:30hrs (no bookings taken, last sitting at 16:00hrs)

Please be advised that on Fridays and Saturdays the museum operates a walk-in service, with no reservations available.  Afternoon tea is served on a first-come-first-serve basis and we cannot guarantee the availability of tables or all products.  We would recommend visiting earlier in the afternoon (before 2.00pm) as the museum is usually quieter at this time.

The Orangery will be closed on the following dates:
Saturday 15 October

Afternoon tea in the Orangery

Please note:

  • Refreshments are only available to museum visitors. There is an additional charge for admission to the museum
  • Maximum table booking on Tuesday and Sunday is 8 guests. If your party exceeds 8, please email the museum to discuss alternative arrangements.
  • Guests are kindly asked to vacate their table after 75 minutes to allow staff to reset for the next sitting
  • The Orangery is not open at any other times than those stated above except by prior arrangement
  • On occasion the Orangery will be closed to the public on Fridays or Saturdays for private functions, please check ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment

Museum Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday

11am - 5pm


12pm - 5pm

12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER


Adults: £4.00

Concessions: Info £3.00

Children (age 7-16): £3.00

National Trust Members:

50% discount across all admission categories

Free Entry for...

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Tea in the Orangery

Enjoy afternoon tea in the beautifully muraled museum orangery.

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Museum Admission Pricing

Adults: £4.00
Children (age 7-16): £3.00
Concessions: £3.00
  • Students (upon presentation of NUS card)
  • Senior citizens
  • Registered disabled
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of The Horniman
  • Friends of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Members/Volunteers of the National Maritime Museum
National Trust Members:

50% discount across all admission categories

Free Entry for…

Children under 7, Art Fund Members and London Pass Members

Tuesday Special:

Free entry for senior citizens and disabled visitors (except for groups)

Please note that the discounts listed above cannot be applied when visitors are part of a large group visit or guided tour group.  Please click here for further details.

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The Orangery

The Orangery

Enjoy afternoon tea in the museum's beautifully muralled orangery, overlooking a ‘secret’ garden in the Japanese style