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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 #16 of 1,047 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Cirencester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Yards off the Strand. Excellent corner of Somerset House. Modest charge. excellently run. Well presented top class collection of many of the worlds best pieces. Always knew it existed but hadn't realised how convenient accessible or friendly it is. Highly recommended.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

One of the few museums in London where you'll pay a fee, but easily one of my favorites in town. A little gem of a museum in the city.

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Ho-ho-kus, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Little known, given the more prominent museums around the city. But the building is a perfect setting and the collection is superb. Plus the cards describing each piece were highly informative. And they have a wonderful little restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Could not have been better.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great little gallery. Lots of well known pictures. Yes you have to pay but it's well worth it. Really enjoyed the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A small gallery so it is quiet. Wonderful paintings in a lovely setting. The restaurant is good value with an outside terrace overlooking the Thames.

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Portage, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic small gallery within Somerset House. Very doable on one visit, allow an hour (two if you linger) for the gallery. I have only rated it four stars because, if you have limited time in London, you should see the "biggies" first. But if you have time, and if you love the Impressionists, make a stop at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I went to an specific exhibition there last summer and was reminded of what a good gallery it is. Somerset House is a wonderful setting and in the summer they have open air cinema.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

In August the fountains in the courtyard made a lovely place for my niece to play while her Mum watched. I was able to take the 2 teens round the art gallery which was free for them and very reasonable for me. The art is arranged chronologically and is small enough to see all of it on one visit. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Always love a visit to this gallery. There is one section of Impressionist paintings and only a handful of people enjoying them at any one time. Where else does this happen! Good cafe in the basement. Excellent exhibitions throughout the year.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not too big and the gallery has lots of impressionist art as well as lots of other good stuff. Worth the detour

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