Gallery accessibility

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We have a range of facilities to help you get the most out of your visit. We’ll do everything we can to make sure your experience of The Courtauld is enjoyable, comfortable and memorable.

Getting around the Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery is accessible to wheelchair users and a lift provides access to all levels of the building, including galleries, cafés, locker facilities and the shop.

The lift also provides access to the unisex accessible toilet, located on the lower-ground floor. The toilet has a functional emergency alarm, coat hook and wall-mounted rails.

For visitors who may require additional assistance, The Courtauld Gallery has two wheelchairs available to borrow for the duration of your visit (subject to availability). You don’t need to book these in advance — simply speak to a member of staff at the Admissions Desk upon arrival.

Folding portable stools are available to visitors. Fixed seating is also available around the Gallery and in the foyer of The Courtauld building.

Additional assistance

We have a number of lightweight hand-held magnifying glasses available to borrow for the duration of your visit, if required. Please speak to a member of staff at the Admissions Desk and hand back when leaving the Gallery.

Hearing loops are installed at the Ticket Desk, in the Art Cafe, in the Shop and in our Special Projects Gallery. Please switch your hearing aid to the ’T’ position.

We welcome all guide dogs and hearing dogs — there is no need to inform us in advance.

Getting here

There is level access from the street to the Courtauld’s main entrance, which is located at The Strand entrance into Somerset House.

A parking space for Blue Badge holders is available but must be booked in advance by contacting Somerset House. Please be aware, this space is subject to availability. Please contact them directly on or call +44 (0)20 7845 4600 (lines open Monday — Friday, 10.00 – 17.00). At weekends, please contact or call +44 (0)20 7420 9439.

If you require further assistance or information about access to The Courtauld Gallery please contact us at

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