Edouard Manet (1832 – 1883), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882, Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

The Courtauld Gallery

Full price £10.50 (inc. £1.00 donation), Over-60s & disabled £9.50 (inc. £1.00 donation), Students, National Art Pass holders, registered unwaged £5.00 (inc. 50p donation). Free entry for under-18s and carers.

North Wing

The Courtauld is best known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including iconic works by Manet, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. The displays extend into the 20th century with works by Modigliani, Matisse, Kandinsky and the Bloomsbury group, alongside masterpieces of German Expressionism and modern British art.

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.

From 17 September 2018 – 20 January 2019 the National Gallery will display major Impressionist paintings from the Courtauld Gallery. The exhibition, Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne will feature works bought in the 1920s by Samuel Courtauld, alongside works from The National Gallery’s own collections which the businessman financed and helped acquire.

Courtauld friends

Courtauld Friends enjoy free entry to The Courtauld Gallery among other benefits. Somerset House has joined forces with the Courtauld to extend free entry to Somerset House exhibitions to Courtauld Friends, who will also gain access Somerset House’s priority booking periods for Skate, Summer Series and Film4 Summer Screen.



Come face to face with world-famous masterpieces such as Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Be inspired by The Courtauld Gallery’s unrivalled Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings; including works by Monet, Degas, Gaugin and the largest collection of Cézannes in the UK.

Explore The Courtauld’s collection of paintings, drawings and decorative arts. The displays range from the early Renaissance into the 20th century, with works by Cranach, Rubens, Modigliani, and Picasso.

It houses a major collection of Old Master paintings and is one of the few museums in the country to display a rich selection of early twentieth century art. The Gallery also holds an outstanding collection of drawings and prints, and fine works of sculpture and decorative arts.

The Courtauld Gallery regularly presents major exhibitions and special displays, which are consistently acclaimed for their outstanding quality and originality.


“One of the world's great collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art”

The Guardian ​​​​​​​

Prints and Drawings

The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of works on paper in Britain, with approximately 7,000 drawings and watercolours and 20,000 prints ranging from the late Middle Ages to the twentieth-century avant-garde. This includes masterpieces by artists such as Dürer, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Turner, and provides coverage of major national schools and periods. Students are warmly welcome in the Prints and Drawings Study Room, which is also used for collections-based teaching. In January 2015, The Courtauld unveiled The Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery, a new exhibition space for our drawings collection.



The Courtauld Shop is located opposite The Courtauld Gallery, at the Strand entrance of Somerset House.

The Shop offers a wide selection of postcards, books and gifts inspired by the artworks in The Courtauld Gallery's collection. You can also browse our range of luxury items including silk scarves, jewellery and ceramics.

We have over 400 different book titles in stock, covering a wide range of periods and styles as well as design and critical theory.

Courtauld shop

Talks and Tours

All gallery talks are included in your admission ticket.

Lunchtime Talks on the Collection

Delivered by students at The Courtauld, these 15 minute talks take place in front of a work in the gallery and provide an informal and interesting way of looking closely at the Collection.

Curators’ Talks on our Latest Exhibition

Join us at 17.00 on the first Wednesday of every month for a curator’s talk on the artwork, themes and ideas behind our latest exhibition. 



Take a tour of The Courtauld Gallery with actor Bill Nighy. Discover the celebrated collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, featuring paintings by Monet, Degas, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

Tour The Courtauld Gallery with Bill Nighy