Visitor Information



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Main Entrance


arrow The Courtauld Gallery is fully accessible to wheelchair users. There are two steps and two sets of glass doors located at the entrance to The Courtauld Gallery.


arrow Ramped access is available at an alternative entrance. Please speak to a member of staff upon arrival who will be able to assist you.


arrow The lift provides access to all levels of the gallery including the galleries, café, toilets, and locker facilities.



arrow The Courtauld Gallery has two wheelchairs available for visitors to use whilst inside The Gallery.


arrow You do not need to book these in advance. Please speak to a member of staff at the Admissions desk upon arrival.



arrow Fixed seating is available around the Gallery and in the foyer.


arrow Folding portable stools are available to visitors. Please speak to staff at the Admissions Desk upon arrival.


Accessible Toilet

arrow A unisex toilet available for wheelchairs users is located on the lower ground floor and can be accessed via the lift.


arrow This toilet has a functional emergency alarm, coat hook and wall mounted rails.


Magnifying Glasses

arrowLightweight, handheld magnifying glasses (2x magnifications) are available from the Admissions Desk to borrow for the duration of your visit.
Please hand back to the Admissions Desk when leaving the Gallery.

Guide and hearing dogs


arrow We welcome all guide dogs and hearing dogs.

Accessible car parking


arrow Parking space is available at Somerset House for Blue Badge holders.


arrow Parking is arranged by Somerset House Trust, please contact them to check availability and to book in advance. Email or call +44 (0)20 7845 4600
(Monday–Friday, 10.00–17.00, choose option 9)




arrow The Courtauld Gallery Shop is located on the left-hand side (east) as you enter Somerset House from the Strand.


arrow Assisted ramp access is available to the Shop. Press the gold buzzer on the right-hand side of the shop doors upon arrival. Staff will be on hand to assist you and there is no need to book in advance.


arrowSome merchandise may be out of reach for wheelchair users but staff members are on hand to help.




arrow Contact us to find out more about access to The Courtauld Gallery.