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.

Gallery & exhibition spaces - Festive Opening Times
As above except:
Sun 24 Dec 2017 10.00 – 16.00
Mon 25 & Tue 26 Dec 2017 Closed
Sun 31 Dec 2017 10.00 16.00
Mon 01 Jan 2018 12.00 – 18.00

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 as we prepare for Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason.

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

Pennethorne’s    
08.00-22.00 Monday-Friday
12.00-22.00 Saturday
closed Sunday

Spring
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. 

North: Fashioning Identity, 08 Nov 2017 – 04 Feb 2018
Full price £7.00, concessions £5.00
Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students, under 16s and registered unwaged. You will need to bring relevant ID to verify your status. 
Visitors with disabilities can bring a companion free of charge
Under 12s free of charge with an accompanying adult.
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount. Please select the tickets you require and the system will automatically deduct the discount. 
Free entry for Courtauld Friends

The Courtauld Gallery
Prices from 19 Oct 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Permanent Collection and Soutine’s Portraits: Waiters, Cooks and Bellboys
Full price £10.50 (includes £1.00 donation)
Over-60s & disabled £9.50 (includes £1.00 donation)
Students, National Art Pass holders, registered unwaged £5.00 (includes 50p donation)
Free entry for under-18s, carers or escorts accompanying a disabled visitor.