Visitor Info

All the strict hygiene measures in line with government guidance have been implemented for your full safety in all areas of the Institut. Click here for further info

Opening Times & Maps

    Language Centre

    • Mon – Thu: 9.30 – 19.30
    • Fri & Sat: 9.30 – 16.00
    • Sun: closed

    Cultural Centre

      Ciné Lumière opening times

      • Mon & Tue: 17.00 – 21.00
      • Wed to Sun: 10.00 – 21.00

      La Médiathèque & Bibliothèque Quentin Blake opening times

      • Wed – Sat: 13.00 – 18.00
      • Sun – Tue: closed

      Due to special events, there will be some disruption in the opening times of the Reading Room, the rest of La Médiathèque remains open as usual:
      Wed 26 Jan – closed all-day
      Thu 27 Jan – closed all-day

      We apologise for the inconvenience. More information:

      The Café Tangerine will reopen on Fri 21 Jan at 5pm.

      How to Find Us

      Tube: South Kensington Station: Circle, District & Piccadilly lines
      Bus: 14, 414, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, C1
      TfL Journey Planner

      Disabled Access

      Please note that there is step-free access to the ground floor (foyer/reception), the first floor (library, salons and Ciné Lumière)and to the lower ground floor (Ciné Lumière II).

      Ciné Lumière II is equipped with a wireless audio system that delivers both Hearing Impaired (HI), and Visually Impaired Narration (VI) on compatible films.

      Call our box office to discuss your needs: 020 7871 3515