Opening times and prices

Opening times & prices

Opening times

Somerset House is open every day except 25 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)*

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 are operational during the spring and summer. 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
10.00-22.00 Saturday
closed Sunday

12.00-14.30, 18.00-22.30 Monday-Saturday
12.00-15.00 Sunday

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 for The Courtauld Gallery.

Hair by Sam McKnight, Embankment Galleries, until 12 Mar 2017
Full price £13.00, concessions £10.50 (including £0.50p booking fee)
Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students, 12-16 year olds and registered unwaged. You will need to bring relevant ID to verify your status. 
Registered carers and under 12s are free, no booking required. 

The Courtauld Gallery
Prices include the permanent collection and all temporary exhibitions.

  • £8.50
  • £7.50 over-60s, disabled
  • £4 students, National Art Pass holders
  • free under-18s, carers or escorts accompanying a disabled visitor