Plan your visit

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The Courtauld is open Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 (last entry 17.15).

We ask our visitors to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment and to ensure we welcome all visitors safely and comfortably. Please see visiting safely during Coronavirus for further information on how we are keeping our visitors and staff safe.

Admission prices vary depending on the day of the week and our temporary exhibitions programme. Our special introductory rate of £9 weekdays and £11 weekends is for entry to the Gallery, which includes the permanent collection as well as our smaller exhibitions and displays. Additional charges apply for our temporary exhibitions such as Fuseli and the Modern Woman: Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishism, open until 8 Jan 2023.

Please note that the 20th Century Gallery is temporarily closed from 5 – 9 Dec for a display changeover.

Please note The Courtauld Gallery, Shop, and Art Café are cashless. We accept a wide range of cards and payment devices, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay and more. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express for ticket purchases.

Gallery Entry Weekdays Weekends
Adult (19+) with donation £11.00 £13.00
Adult (19+) £9.00 £11.00
Friends and Patrons Free Free
18 and under Free Free
Student, Unemployed, Carer, Art Fund, ICOM, Teacher, Museums Association Free Free
Fuseli + Gallery Entry (14 Oct 2022 - 8 Jan 2023) Weekdays Weekends
Adult (19+) with donation £15.00 £17.00
Adult (19+) £13.00 £15.00
Friends and Patrons Free Free
18 and under Free Free
Student and Unemployed with donation £4.50 £4.50
Student and Unemployed £3.50 £3.50
Art Fund, Teachers with donation £7.50 £7.50
Art Fund, Teachers £6.50 £6.50
Carer to a disabled visitor, ICOM, Museums Association Member Free Free

Finding us

The Courtauld is located within Somerset House, one of London’s most famous landmarks and right in the heart of the city. Both the Gallery and Art Café can be directly accessed via The Strand entrance of Somerset House.

The Courtauld sits within easy distance of Trafalgar Square, Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden and Bloomsbury – all known hubs of art, education and culture which will be further enhanced by the Strand Pedestrianisation project.

The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House
Strand
London, WC2R 0RN

The area is well served by public transport, and we encourage all visitors to The Courtauld to use one of these methods wherever possible. If you need further help or support with access to The Courtauld due to the on going Westminster City Council project, please email galleryinfo@courtauld.ac.uk.

The Strand Aldwych Project: Westminster City Council has commenced work on delivering public realm improvements in the Strand Aldwych area. Whilst there will be some disruption in the area whilst the works are delivered, The Courtauld Gallery (and Somerset House), remains open and fully accessible. The project is due to complete November 2022. Find out more here.

Trains

The London Underground (tube) stations nearest to The Courtauld are:

  • Temple (Circle and District lines)
  • Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
  • Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines)
  • Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)

For visitors travelling by national rail, the nearest railways stations are Waterloo (via Waterloo Bridge) and Charing Cross.

Buses

Many of the bus routes to Somerset House have been affected by the pedestrianisation of The Strand. We advise you check your route on the TfL website while planning your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Cycling

You are welcome to visit us by bike, and will find bicycle parking available on Lancaster Place on the Strand, opposite The Courtauld entrance. If you are using a Santander Cycle hire bike, there’s a docking station on the Strand.

Car

For those unable to visit using public transport, the nearest public car parks are at Drury Lane to the north or the Southbank Centre to the south.

If you plan on taking a taxi, we advise stating your destination as ‘The Courtauld at Somerset House’.

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