Opening times and prices

Opening times & prices

In line with the new government guidance Somerset House will be closed to the public from Thu 05 Nov until at least Wed 02 Dec 2020. If you have booked a ticket for a date that falls within this closure we will be in touch with you directly.

Admission to Somerset House is free, but you currently need to book in advance for exhibitions and events.  

Gallery & exhibition spaces

Terrace Rooms
Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage, 11 Oct 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
Currently closed

Gallery 31, New Wing
Currently closed

*Check individual exhibition information for other exceptions.

Strand entrance
Currently closed

Victoria Embankment entrance
Currently closed

New Wing
Currently closed

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
Currently closed

Seamen’s Hall
Currently closed

River Terrace
Currently closed

Guided Tours
Our free guided tours are currently on hold. We'll let you know when these are back up and running.


Restaurants, cafés & shops

Learn more about our cafés and restaurants 

Hej Coffee
10.30-16.30 daily
Accessible via Seamen's Hall in the South Wing

Bryn Williams at Somerset House
Currently closed

Currently closed

Currently closed

Watch House
Currently closed

Somerset House Shop, East Wing
Please note the shop is currently closed for refurbishment.

Tickets to our exhibitions and events must be booked in advance, online.

The Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery will be closed from September 2018 for a major redevelopment project, Courtauld Connects. This ambitious project will see the transformation of the Gallery and its services.