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The Courtauld Gallery

Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
Phone Number: 0207 8348 2526
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Ranked #6 of 851 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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 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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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The Courtauld Gallery (free entrance with London Pass) has a high-quality, though small, collection ranging from medieval to post-Impressionist and "modern" art. Because it is a small collection (over four floors) the gallery can be seen in its entirety is a morning (unless you sit in front of each painting or sculpture). Manet's last painting, "A Bar at the Follies... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Well done Courtauld for acquiring these rare paintings by the Viennese Succession Artist. I saw these in Vienna in the 80's and loved them. I have never seen any of his work since until we viewed this expo last week. The paintings were well displayed and documented in two lovely intimate rooms in the Gallery. I enjoyed revisiting the other... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Take in this and the Somerset House on a rainy afternoon. Very uncrowded and The ice rink is open in November and December.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The building exhibits and even eating facility made our day a memorable experience educational and knowledagable experience. The staff were very attentive and helpful making our day put very pleasurable. In the heart of the West End just near Selfridges a must for all tourists and visitors to London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Went to the Courtauld Gallery as mentioned in passing in a guide book, and it was well worth it, it is set out so you can start from the top and work your way down, and whatever day we went (Tuesday or Wednesday) it was discounted entry. They also have talks done by Art Students from one of the local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I hadn’t been to the Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House, the Strand, for many years, and I had forgotten how good its collection of paintings and sculptures is. It is a small museum but it is crammed with masterpieces, mainly impressionists and post-impressionists. We were told that they have the largest collection of Cézanne in the UK, but that is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Spent the morning here and discovered many surprises. I've heard of the gallery by reputation but have never visited. My advice is - take the time of to discover some of the greatest artworks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The permanent exhibition is an absolute delight in this lovely museum. No crowds, helpful staff, comfortable rooms. The Schiele exhibition is well organised and very interesting, gripping even. Notices by the side of the drawings are concise and clear, informative without too much detail. The website however is as often inflexible. Think outside the box, and try to allow for... More

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Coming to the Courtauld is like stumbling upon a secret collection in a private home. And what a collection! Big names and big works - seeing them in this intimate setting is really very special. The gallery is small, with floors connected by a wonderful stone spiral staircase (and also a lift!). When I went the the cafe was packed,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Pure chance took us to the Courtauld Gallery and I'm so glad it did. We needed a quick, quiet pit stop close to our hotel, but away from the madding crowd of lunchtime Covent Garden. A short stroll along the Strand brought us to Somerset House, a place I have passed in taxis many times but never visited. The cafe... More

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