Plan Your Visit

Courtyard on a summer's day with children playing in fountains. i The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, Somerset House, Image by Kevin Meredith

The Courtauld Gallery will be open from 19 November 2021

Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm) 

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

Prices vary depending on the day of the week and our temporary exhibitions programme. Please see our pricing tables below.

Our special introductory offer of £9 weekday / £11 weekends is for access to the Gallery, its permanent collection and our smaller temporary exhibitions. Additional charges apply to our Van Gogh Self-Portraits exhibition from 3 February 2022.

Gallery Entry
Weekday Weekend
Adult (19+) with donation £11.00 £13.00
Adult (19+) £9.00 £11.00
18 and under Free Free
Student, Unemployed, Carer, Art Fund, ICOM, Teacher, Museums Association Free Free
Gallery Entry + Van Gogh Self Portraits, 3 February - 8 May 2022
Weekday Weekend
Adult (19+) with donation £18.00 £20.00
Adult (19+) £16.00 £18.00
18 and under Free Free
Student and Unemployed with donation £7.00 £7.00
Student and Unemployed £6.00 £6.00
Art Fund, Teachers with donation £9.00 £10.00
Art Fund, Teachers £8.00 £9.00
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
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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Parking for visitors with a Blue Badge can be booked in advance by calling Somerset House directly on 020 7845 4671 (Monday to Friday during office hours).

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

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