Free Guided Tours at Somerset House

Historical Highlights...

We offer free guided tours every Thursday at 13.15 and 14.45 and every Saturday at 12.15, 13.15, 14.15 and 15.15.

In approximately 45 minutes to an hour, you'll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, scientific curiosity and naval power, extravagant entertainments and 'the King's Shilling', as we lead you from the airy lightwells of graceful staircases to the atmospheric Deadhouse.

A new highlight of the tour is The Miles Stair, located in the West Wing and designed by the internationally renowned architect Eva Jiricna, the stair represents her most ambitious stair structure yet. The treads and landings are made from a material called ductal, this product is a thousand times stronger than concrete.

Collect your free tickets from the Information Desk in the Seamen's Hall, South Building. Tickets available from 10.30. Be sure to come early to avoid disappointment as the tours are extremely popular. Our tours are designed for individuals and small groups and tickets will be limited to a maximum of six per person. Larger groups should enquire about private guided tours.

Here's what people have been saying about our guided tours:

So fascinating! Excellent guide.
Very interesting and well explained, thank you!
Wonderful to hear a guide so passionate and knowledgeable.
So worthwhile, I bought the guide book. 
We'll come again!

Private Guided Tours

For information about private guided tours of Somerset House please email info@somersethouse.org.uk

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