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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 #18 of 1,112 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Art 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 from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and... more » 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. « less
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and impressive exhibition of impressionists and post-impressionists, such as Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, and others.

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Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Small intimate collection with gorgeous paintings. No rush, no crowds, small cafe in the basement and best of all you can take photos without flash. Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Pissaro, Rubens, Gainsborough, Cezanne, and lovely early Christian art. The Manet "Bar at the Folies Bergere" is their signature piece. The Bloomsbury group is well represented: Roger Fry,... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning collection in an intimate setting, with informative labels-like having an art history lesson from the masters. Love that you can photograph the paintings (no flash please!). You'll find old favorites and pieces you never knew existed. Beautiful rooms with seating so you can take your time and really admire the setting as well as the artwork. One of... More

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic collection of impressionist art including Van Gough, Monet, Magnet, Renoir, Gaugin, all housed in a classic Georgian building

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woodbridge uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

No museum foot here! Easily appreciated in an hour, well-chosen, good-quality examples of art from most genres and eras. Labelling of art works just right, putting pictures in context with just enough information. Wonderful setting and good cafe.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Courtauld, located across from the wonderful Somerset House, has one of the best impressionist collections I have seen outside of Paris. What a treat to see such treasures up close without having to battle crowds. There are some other interesting artworks here but the highlight is definitely the work of Van Gogh, Renoir, Seurat, Manet, Gauguin, Degas,etc. Very highly... More

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jacksonville, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite gallery in London. It has some of my favorite paintings in its permanent collection, has interesting changing exhibits, but it doesn't overwhelm me with the size of the collection, like the National Gallery or the Louvre.

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Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

After traipsing round the pile of rubbish (often literally) that passes for art at the Tate Modern it was a pleasure to revisit my favorite gallery to enjoy some real quality paintings. The gallery is small, in a beautiful building at Somerset House and the art is stunning. It is off the beaten track and little know I think as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Wonderful smaller gallery tucked away behind Somerset House. Easy to reach by tube. Not crowded giving you a chance to actually see the items. Many works of art for a smaller place.

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Deva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's a splendid gallery, housed by the Somerset house, in the City of London. It was a real and pleasant surprise, since it is not so famous as the other "must see"s of London. That is why there are no large crowds and you can take your time and enjoy the paintings. The ticket price is low too. The collection... More

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