Your Questions

What is Collect?

Collect is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design.

Why has Collect moved to Somerset House?

For 2020, Collect is moving to a striking new home at Somerset House and is excited to be taking over a large number of beautiful rooms, presenting a new environment for Collect exhibitors to contextualise and curate modern craft.

What does the fair offer?

The chance to see world-class craft and design from all over the globe, and the opportunity to purchase works directly from galleries and artists. In addition to the main fair Collect Open presents new ambitious craft installations by individual artists and collectives and a lively talks programme explores contemporary craft with leading voices from the worlds of craft, design, architecture, fashion and art.

Who will be exhibiting?

Over 40 galleries from the UK and around the world have been selected by a team of experts in the field. A full list of exhibiting galleries at Collect can be found here.

How do I get to the venue?

For Public Transport to Somerset House:

  • Covent Garden underground station – 10 minute walk
  • Charing Cross Stations – 10 minute walk
  • Embankment underground station – 10 minute walk
  • Temple underground station – 8 minute walk

A wide range of busses also reach the venue. More information

Please visit TFL‘s website to plan your route

How accessible is the venue?

All areas of Somerset House area are accessible via certain routes. Please note there is cobble stone paving’s from the Strand into and in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court with a flat pavement around the edges. For more information on accessibility at the venue, please click here. Alternatively, you can call the Somerset House Visitor Experience Team between Monday – Friday 10.00 - 17.00 (except bank holidays) on (0)20 7845 4600 (choose option 7) or email visitor@somersethouse.org.uk and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

Where can I get buy tickets and information for the fair?

You can purchase tickets in advance here on the Somerset House website, or there is the information desk in Seamen’s Hall, at the heart of the South Wing at Somerset House, which is open every day during the fair for you to purchase tickets and ask any queries you may have. You can enter Seamen’s Hall directly from The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court or the River Terrace.

Those with a Concession or Student ticket require to present valid ID on entry. If the ticket holder cannot present valid ID, the ticket will be void and they will be directed to the Ticket Box Office where they will be upgraded a General Admission ticket on the day.

Will there be somewhere to store my belongings onsite?

All rucksacks and large bags will be required to be left for a small fee in the on-site cloakroom in operation, due to the nature of the works. If you are unsure about the size of your bag or luggage, a member of staff onsite to advise.

Filming and Photography

By attending this exhibition, you consent to being photographed or filmed by the Crafts Council and Somerset House for the purposes of marketing and publicity.

If strictly for personal use only (ie. not sold or shared for profit or promotion), you may film and photograph all public spaces of Somerset House. Tripods and monopods are not permitted.  In filming and taking photographs, please be considerate of our other visitors. We recommend you ask gallery representatives or artists for permission beforehand, should you with to photograph their work.

If you have any further questions about the fair, visit the website www.Collect2020.org.uk