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)*
Check individual exhibition information for exceptions.

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.

The fountains are scheduled to return on Monday 23 July 2018. 

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 & shops

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

Hej Coffee
08.00-18.00 Monday-Friday*
10.00-18.00 Saturday and Sunday

Spring
12.00-14.30, 17.30-22.30 Monday-Saturday

The Courtauld Gallery Café
10.00-17.30 daily

Somerset House Shop, East Wing
10.00-18.00 Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun
11.00-20.00 Wed–Fri

Tickets to our exhibitions and events (excluding Sony World Photography Awards and Photo London) can be purchased in person from the shop, subject to availability.


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. 

The Courtauld Gallery
Prices from 22 Jan 2018
Full price £8.00 (includes £1.00 donation)
Over-60s & disabled £7.00 (includes £1.00 donation)
Free entry for students, National Art Pass holders, registered unwaged, under-18s and carers or escorts accompanying a disabled visitor.