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The Courtauld Gallery

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Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England
Phone Number: 0207 8348 2526
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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Schiele exhibition

Excellent gallery in a fantastic location in the heart of London. I walk past the gallery every day, but took a visiting relative there for this exhibition. A terrific exhibition... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent gallery in a fantastic location in the heart of London. I walk past the gallery every day, but took a visiting relative there for this exhibition. A terrific exhibition of works unseen before in London.

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We worked the Courtauld into a light day on our trip. They have spent all their money on the Impressionist collection. If you are a fan, you will enjoy. It is a small gallery, but worth a visit.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Courtauld's collection is small, but every piece is a masterpiece, and it is a delightful place to visit. Avoid the café, though, over-priced and poor quality.

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Saratoga, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This little gem is easy to navigate and worth a quick visit away from the world into another world. The museum has a nice collection of impressionist paintings.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I was blown away by the art in this gallery. It's a wonderful collection and includes all the 'big names'. It should be called "Now that's what I call Art". The permanent collection is jaw droppingly awesome and they also have a an ever changing, thoughtfully chosen temporary collections passing through. I find myself returning often. You will to. TIP:... More 

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sydney, nsw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the atmosphere at night with the Fortnum and Mason Christmas market and the ice skating out the front. The gallery is small but impressive. A great little spot slightly off the beaten tourist track.

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Redding, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I had a most delicious meringue with fruit and clotted cream. With a pot of tea, it was quite wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent gallery in a gorgeous house. Cheap tickets and usually amazing exhibitions. Brilliant place.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Love the courtauld gallery for the location and never get tired of the permanent collection. This time I came for the "radical nude - Egon Shiele" exhibition, not exactly my cup of tea, but still a must see for art lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

For art enthusiasts visiting London: if the National or the Tates are busy (which they often are), pop along to the Courtauld. It is, in my opinion, the perfect size for an art gallery, housing some very famous pieces (such as Manet's 'Bar at the Folies Bergere') of several different movements (predominantly impressionism) and putting on some very enjoyable exhibitions... More 

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