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The Courtauld Gallery

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Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England
Phone Number: 442078488586
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This is a very small high quality museum that isn't too crowded. The Courtauld Gallery has fantastic collection of impressionist and post impressionist work. I am planning another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very small high quality museum that isn't too crowded. The Courtauld Gallery has fantastic collection of impressionist and post impressionist work. I am planning another trip to London and realized it was a "must go back" place for me.

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Linthicum, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After visiting massive museums where one cannot possibly view the whole collection in one day, this museum was a breath of fresh air. The best part of the collection is contained in just a few rooms on the second (European first) floor. I also visited the Medieval gallery on the ground floor. I totally neglected to visit the top floor... More 

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Thank JonesieLinthicum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic collection in the same building as Somerset House. 5 Floors of interesting top-notch art including my favorite Manet painting "A bar at the Folies Bergere' but some great Gaugins and VanGoghs among many other masterpieces.

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Thank Jose D
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the heart of London, on the Stand, is a little gem of an art gallery tucked away in the Somerset House. This was our second visit, as our first experience years ago was so positive we wanted to repeat it - and we were not disappointed! Their collection is quite diverse, though we particularly like the impressionists. The last... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This gallery, like the Wallace Collection, is a little off the beaten track if you compare it with the National Art Gallery; however, it is well worth seeking out. The paintings are well curated and there is plenty of room to stand back and seek out the artists perspective. With few people there at lunchtime on a friday afternoon, I... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For such a small museum, the quality of this collection is astounding. It's known for its impressionist collection and virtually every image will be familiar. The admission price is quite low - 7 pounds - and it's in the center of everything, so this museum really shouldn't be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved that it was fairly quiet. I spent quite a lot of time admiring the impressionists, especially Manet's "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère".

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Thank KalE2008
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A delightful small gallery- well worth walking along The Strand. This was my first visit and will certainly return in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Gallery is lovely. Not too large so that the paintings can be enjoyed ina couple of hours. A fine set of Impressionist paintings and those of a more classical era as well. There is free entry for those holding a National Art Pass. Anthony

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I though based upon the reviews it was going to be better. I liked that it was small and housed some interesting collections but I left wanting for more. Much prefer the Wallace Collection for a small venue.

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