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This magnificent 18th century building by Sir William Chambers is noted for its classical interiors and
architectural features. Somerset House contains: the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery (paintings,
sculptures and decorative arts); the Gilbert Collection (decorative arts); and the Hermitage Rooms
(changing exhibitions). The Hermitage Rooms are decorated in the style of the State Hermitage Rooms in St Petersburg.
Tel. 020 7845 4600.
Open Daily 1000-1800, last admission 1715.
There are entrances off both the Victoria Embankment and Strand.
The late Victorian neo-Gothic mansion makes a spectacular setting for the annual exhibitions showcasing
publicly-owned museum and art gallery collections from outside London. Café. Admission free.
Tel. 020 7836 3715.
Open only during annual exhibitions, see website for dates and times.
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