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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 #20 of 1,153 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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I went there for the Egon Schiele exhibition, and was delighted to find that there were lots of other rooms full of the most amazing artworks, including some that are very famous. It is all arranged in small rooms on three(?) floors, which are linked by a beautiful spiral staircase (there is also a lift for those who can't manage... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The best thing about the Courtauld is its manageable size. Also that there is a great range of art that would make it a good introduction to art, or a short excursion. I tend to pop in and spend and hour at most. Good if you have more traditional tastes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This gallery is located at the Sommerset House. It is a pleasure to walk through because there is not many visitors. The collection includes some of the most famous impressionists paintings. The family silver collection is also stunning. It is well worth the entrance fee and the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A small collection of the most popular and famous art work of the 20th century. I was surprised to be up close and personal to some of the most famous paintings of the 20th century. It was an intimate and special experience free from the pomp and grandeur of the larger galleries. A place to come back to every time... More

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