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The Courtauld Gallery

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Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England
Phone Number: 442078488586
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Its...
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.
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The Courtauld Gallery is home to several classic works in the history of art. Worth a visit. The gift shop is nice too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped by to see the exhibition of The jam collection of Memorabilia. I think it was called 'About the Young Idea'. The collection was nice enough, but at £9.50 entrance, I thought it was quite expensive. Be careful not to touch the cases, as the staff were zealous in their telling off if you did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Courtauld Gallery is home to several classic works in the history of art. Worth a visit. The gift shop is nice too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I saw a beautiful exhibit of impressionist paintings here. A very nice small museum. Very easy morning or afternoon stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

good architecture in surrounding area and lots of cafes around Somerset house. Check out also other areas of Somerset House to see what other art displays are on

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Not only is the building lovely the painting, particularly the old masters are great. John Paul Rubens, Degas, Van Gough, Monet to name a few. Lovely morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I visited as an escort during a school visit for my daughter. I enjoyed watching the artwork and listening to the art teacher explaining about the paintings. If you are around that area (Aldwych) it's worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We've been to the Courtauld Gallery many times over the years and it never fails to impress. Be sure to read the family history before you arrive to understand how the collection was put together and why. From Medieval to 20th Century art and artifacts, there is always something interesting on display. The exhibits do change so check beforehand to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great collection of predominantly French artwork in manageable size space. This space is great for a quick jaunt. Definitely worth stopping by for a break from the Covent Garden crowds and a peek into Somerset House.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Mostly Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, but also with some medieval and early modern gems. Lockers to keep your bags. Nice gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Just the right size gallery to see everything without being overwhelmed. There are treasures here! The VanGogh is my favorite.

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Additional Information about The Courtauld Gallery

Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, England
Phone Number: 442078488586
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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