Opening times and prices

Opening times & prices

Opening times

Somerset House is open every day except 25 December.

Exhibition spaces are open every day except 25 & 26 December. 

Gallery & exhibition spaces
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sundays 10.00-18.00 (last admission 17.00)*
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 11.00-20.00 (last admission 19.00)*
Check individual exhibition information for exceptions.

Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent
Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00) Wed, Thu & Fri 11.00-20.00 (last entry 19.00)

The Courtauld Gallery
10.00-18.00 daily (last admission 17.30)

Victoria Embankment entrance
08.00-19.00 daily

New Wing
Monday-Saturday 08.00-23.00, Sunday 08.00-18.00

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
07.30-23.00 daily*

River Terrace and Seamen’s Hall
08.00-23.00 daily*

* Our gallery and exhibition spaces sometimes open late for exhibitions and special events. The Edmond J. Safra Court is occasionally closed for concerts, film screenings and other special events.

The fountains in The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
The fountains in The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court are operational during the spring and summer. 

The fountains are currently switched off.

To check whether they’ll be turned on for your visit, call 020 7845 4600. 

We run free guided tours three days a week.

Restaurants & cafés

Learn more about our cafés and restaurants 

Fernandez & Wells    
08:00-22.00 Monday-Wednesday
08.00-23.00 Thursday-Friday
10.00-22.00 Saturday
10.00-20.00 Sunday

08.00-22.00 Monday-Friday
12.00-22.00 Saturday
closed Sunday

Somerset House Terrace presented by Peroni Ambra
12.00-00.00 Monday-Saturday
12.00-18.00 Sunday
weather permitting

12.00-14.30, 17.30-22.30 Monday-Saturday

Tom’s Kitchen
12.00-15.00, 18.00-22.00 Monday-Friday*
10.00-16.00, 18.00-22.00 Saturday
10.00-16.00 Sunday

Tom’s Kitchen Deli
08.00-18.00 Monday-Friday*
10.00-18.00 Saturday and Sunday

The Courtauld Gallery Café
10.00-17.30 daily

*On bank holidays, Tom’s Kitchen is open 10.00-16.00 and Tom’s Kitchen Deli is open 10.00-18.00.

Admission prices

Admission to Somerset House is free, but you’ll need to buy a ticket for some exhibitions and events. The Courtauld Gallery charges an admission fee. 


Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, 21 Jun – 23 Sep 2017
Full Price £11.00
Concession £9.00
Under 12s free
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The Courtauld Gallery
Until 19 October 2017
£8.00 full price (includes £1.00 donation), £7.00 ( includes £1.00 donation) over-60s & disabled. 
Free under-18s, students, National Art Pass holders, carers or escorts accompanying a disabled visitor.