Visit the permanent collection

Book your visit to see our much-loved collection of masterpieces ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Painted self-portrait of Van Gogh i Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Object id P.1948.SC.175, NP195.

The 鶹Ƶ’s much-loved permanent collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and decorative arts ranging from the Renaissance through to the 20th century.

The Gallery is renowned for its remarkable group of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including the world-famous A Bar at the Folies Bergère by Édouard Manet, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Vincent van Gogh and the most significant collection of works by Cézanne in the UK. These masterpieces are presented in The 鶹Ƶ Gallery’s spectacular LVMH Great Room, one of the largest spaces in Somerset House, alongside works by artists including Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Seurat and more.

The Blavatnik Fine Rooms, spanning the Piano Nobile across the whole of the second floor, provide the stunning setting for displaying works from the Renaissance to the 18th century. Highlights include Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Family of Jan Bruegel the Elder and The Descent From The Cross by Peter Paul Rubens, The Trinity with Saints altarpiece by Sandro Botticelli, and Landscape with a flight into Egypt by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

The Ruddock Family Gallery is dedicated to The 鶹Ƶ’s important collection of Medieval and Early Renaissance paintings and decorative arts. Rooms devoted to 20th century art and the Bloomsbury Group also showcase lesser-known areas of the collection through rotating displays.

Gallery Entry tickets from £10.
Gallery Entry + Exhibition tickets from £13.
Friends go free. Other concessions available.

Open Daily, 10:00 - 18:00

10:00 – 18:00 (last entry 17:15)

The 鶹Ƶ Gallery 

Tickets from £10. Friends go free. Other concessions available.

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The 鶹Ƶ 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.

Tickets for the permanent collection do not include entry to temporary exhibitions.


Permanent collection virtual tour

Our virtual tour uses a photographic technique to show The 鶹Ƶ Gallery and our collection in exceptional close-up quality.

You can roam each room of the Gallery, and zoom in to look closely at masterpieces from our collection, from individual brush strokes to the texture of the paint.

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The Collection

Explore The 鶹Ƶ’s remarkable collection of paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture and decorative arts.

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A woman standing behind a bar facing straight ahead. i Édouard Manet (1832-1883), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882), The 鶹Ƶ, London (Samuel 鶹Ƶ Trust) © The 鶹Ƶ

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Charcoal drawing of a man, Frank Auerbach, sitting slightly side-on to the viewer and staring at us with a stern expression. The background is roughly completed, and the face somewhat fragmented by the background.

Exhibition, The 鶹Ƶ Gallery, What's On Highlights

Frank Auerbach. The Charcoal Heads

9 Feb – 27 May 2024

A remarkable group of large-scale drawings by Frank Auerbach is being presented together for the first time at The 鶹Ƶ Gallery....

Two groups of men and boys on Southam Street, North Kensington, London. A young West Indian boy looks straight at the camera.

Exhibition, The 鶹Ƶ Gallery, What's On Highlights

Roger Mayne: Youth

14 June – 1 Sep 2024 

An exhibition of works by photographer Roger Mayne, bringing together his evocative documentary images of communities and neighbourhoods of 1950's inner London, alongside intimate images of his own family at home in Dorset in the 1970s....