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The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
0207 8348 2526
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Ranked #18 of 1,105 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Its collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and... more » Owner description: The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Its collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is particularly renowned for the unrivalled collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. The Gallery also holds an outstanding collection of drawings and prints and fine example of sculpture and decorative arts. « less
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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous collection of impressionists that you can enjoy comfortably in a couple of hours in a delightful setting in old Somerset house. This is a great alternative to getting 'galleried out' in one of the big galleries.

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This beatiful museum is the best for the impressionism lover! Don't miss it! In well organized! Somerset house il great too.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's not the National Gallery, but there is still a phenomenal collection of tier one artists from the Middle Ages to the 20th century and no crazy crowds. A nice, relaxing way to experience a fantastic selection of art. Admission is a bargain.

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Borsbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely gallery. Great collection of paintings with some studies for big paintworks. Covers everything up to the beginning of the 20th century. Some knowledge of the different styles and schools helps with the appreciation. And don't forget to look up in the rooms. Definitly worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I read on Trip Advisor how not to miss this Gallery so Thank You! I was on my own while my husband was working so I set off to see some sites. I lived in England for about 7 years and my husband is English and we never went to this Gallery or indeed heard of it. The setting of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A lovely small gallery with a long history of art on display. I loved the Impressionist floor - my particular area of interest. All the greats on display here. A nice little gallery.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in paintings from the early Renaissance to Post-Impressionism, you really should visit this collection if ever you get the opportunity. It contains some famous paintings and some minor (or even major) masterpieces but the joy is the fact that there is not a duff exhibit or any filler at all. For a concentrated burst of... More

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Shepherd, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I was passing, it was open, I stopped in... and had a very enjoyable, short visit, seeing a concentrated collection of major artists over a short space. Lovely!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

It is one of the most impressive private art collection anywhere. All this pictures were personally chosen and collected by Courtauld himself and Hung at his home now we all can enjoy it in very intimate setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Location at Somerset House. Tick Space and quiet to fully appreciate the paintings and drawings. Tick Café. Tick Excellent Shop. Tick Free entrance for children and students. Tick Ticks all my boxes!

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