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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 853 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, 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...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

In a wonderful location, and free for students! This Gallery has a wonderful collection of Impressionist works, among other things, and it was not very crowded when we went. This is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours, and not nearly as crowded as some of the other museums in London. A gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

A month ago, I went to see the art collection of Monet and the admission was free. It was a great experience for me. It's an amazing place where you can enjoy the Modern art, beautiful paintings and portraits. I intend to visit the Rembrandt's exhibition these days. I'm sure it's worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Tucked away in Somerset House, this gallery is a lovely manageable size. Fantastic architecture outside, a decent selection of paintings inside. Great for an hour or two, especially for those who don't want to feel overwhelmed by the likes of the bigger museums!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We were drawn to this artist's work in Vienna and were delighted to find ourselves in London whilst this exhibition was being held. With excellent notes beside each painting, it helped us to appreciate aspects of his work of which we had been previously unaware.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Went to see the Impressionists (Seurat, Van Gogh, Monet and others). Great selection of artists and paintings, a few bronzes (including Degas),displayed in lovely old building. Easy to reach via London Underground (Temple station), or bus (the Strand). Good value for money. Also a good cafe (there are others in the main square of Somerset House, of which the gallery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went to the Schiele exhibition, and it is just fantastic! Go and see it!! Lovely permanent collection too, and a lovely set of rooms. Friendly staff, really great.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Great small(ish) gallery, in the heart of London. Not crowded and some amazing art to see. Quite eclectic mix. Not sure I should share!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

When expensive silk was replaced by inexpensive rayon, the Courtauld family became very successful. Being an art lover, Mr Samuel Courtauld, in 1932, started an Art Gallery. During the next 8 years he continued to support the gallery and then on his death - in 1947 - left his collection to it. Upon entering the Wolfson Room your eyes immediately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you like impressionist painting you can't miss this little gallery. It has a rich collection of recognisable and less well known paintings from Manet, Gaugan, Monet, Sisley etc. It's quite small compared with the Tate or the National, and much less crowded, so in many respects it's a better experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Visited the Egon Schiele show at the Courtauld just a few days ago. It was an intense and impeccable experience. Although there aren't that many works by the seminal Austrian painter on show, the selected works give an excellent overview of his oeuvre, style and development. The intimacy of the show also serves to accentuate the works themselves. Being able... More 

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