Opening times

Two Temple Place is closed to the public except during our annual exhibitions and any advertised public events.

Open now until 22nd April 2019 with John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing.

Due to exceptionally high visitor numbers there may be a delay in entry to the exhibition at busy periods in order to maintain the safety of both visitors and exhibition objects. We are finding the hours between 11am and 12.30pm particularly busy and visitors are strongly recommended to arrive as near to 10am as possible (except for Sunday when we open at 11am) or after 2pm. 

Opening times:
Monday: 10am – 4.30pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Thursday: 10am – 4.30pm
Friday: 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4.30pm
Sunday: 11am – 4.30pm

Please note that last entry is 20 minutes before closing.

Easter opening times:
Good Friday (19th April): 11am – 4.30pm
Saturday (20th April): 10am – 4.30pm
Easter Sunday (21st April): CLOSED
Easter Monday (22nd April): 11am – 4.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: suitcases and large bags (which have a size greater than 40x50x25cm) are not permitted into the building and cannot be stored in our cloakroom. Backpacks must be carried or worn on the front throughout the gallery spaces (or left in the cloakroom). Wherever possible prams and pushchairs should also be left in the cloakroom.

Planning your journey

Nearby Tube Station

Temple – 1 minute walk (District & Circle lines)
Holborn – 12 minute walk (Piccadilly & Central lines)
Charing Cross / Embankment Stations – 12 minute walk (Bakerloo, Northern, District and Circle lines)

Nearby Rail Station

Blackfriars – 9 minute walk
Charing Cross – 12 minute walk
Waterloo – 17 minute walk

Nearby bus stops & buses

The Royal Courts of Justice (4 minute walk): 4, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341
Aldwych / Somerset House (5 minute walk): 1, 6, 9, 11, 59, 68, 87, 91, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, 521
Lancaster Place / Somerset House (7 minute walk): 139, 176
Plan your journey using the Transport for London Journey Planner


Limited paid parking, including coach spaces, is available in Temple Place. Further information is available from Westminster Council.

‘The house is so beautiful with very friendly and informative staff who have such a passion for the house; thank you to two volunteers who gave an impromptu tour!’

Discoveries visitor, 2014

‘A wonderful exhibition, lovely food and superb atmospheric surroundings – all one could ever ask for!’

Amongst Heroes visitor, 2013

‘A fantastic experience, I didn’t know such a place could have existed in London.’

Beyond Beauty visitor, 2016