Opening times and prices

Opening times & prices

Somerset House is open every day except 25 December.

Admission to Somerset House is free, but you’ll need to buy a ticket for some exhibitions and events.  

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 other exceptions.

Get Up, Stand Up Now | 12 Jun – 15 Sep 2019
Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00 - 18.00, Wed-Fri 11.00 - 20.00

11 – 19 & 21 Jul & 08 – 21 Aug 10.00 - 18.00

Sat 20 Jul 10.00 - 14.30

Last entry 1 hour prior to closing time

Full price £12.50
Student £9.50
Un-waged £9.50
Senior 60+ £9.50
Disabled £9.50
National Art Pass - Art Fund £6.25
Disabled Companion Free
Child (Under 12) Free

Student price applies to those aged 12-17 years / NUS or equivalent card holders.

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 on daily 10.00 - 23.00.

Please note that the fountains are currently switched off.

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

Guided Tours

We run free guided tours three days a week.

Restaurants, cafés & shops

Learn more about our cafés and restaurants 

Bryn Williams at Somerset House
Mon – Fri: 12.00-15.00 and 18.00-22.00
Bar open 12.00-22.00

Sat: 10.00-16.00 and 18.00-22.00
Bar open 10.00-22.00

Sun: Closed (for private hire please contact the restaurant directly)

Somerset House Terrace with San Miguel
Mon-Sat 12.00-late, Sun 12.00-18.00 (weather permitting)

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

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

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

12.00-14.30, 17.30-22.30 Monday-Saturday

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

Please note the shop is closing early for the day at 17.00 on Thursday 09 May 2019.

Tickets to our exhibitions and events can be purchased in person from the shop, subject to availability.

The Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery will be closed from Monday 03 September 2018 for a major redevelopment project, Courtauld Connects. This ambitious project will see the transformation of the Gallery and its services.