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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 #16 of 1,085 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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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit, especially on Monday when admission is half-priced. Top floor was loaded with impressionists and some moderns. Un-crowded, well-lit, good descriptive material. Good array of works by the masters. Liked this collection better than the much larger Tate Modern.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not only does this gallery have some incredible art but it is housed in the original quarters of the Royal Academy of the Arts. That bit of history was exciting to me as an art nerd. Most definitely worth a visit. (And it is a mere £3 for adults on Mondays.)

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Kyogle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful calm, "no-bustle" gallery with exceptional examples of Post Impressionist & other works. Appreciated the fact that you could immerse yourself, minus the usual crowds. A must for anyone with even a small amount of interest in painting. 10/10 Easy access from Embankment Pier ((River Cruise) or Hop On/Off Bus (Aldwych Stop)

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

In London you'll get some of the wonderful art museums and galleries, but this gallery is very special. It's small enough that you can see the entire collection in one visit. The descriptions of the art are very well done. This gallery has art from the Renaissance.. Medieval up to the modern.. contemporary. Amazing collection and worth the visit. Really... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Like the Frick in New York, an easy hour's viewing of some of the most famous paintings on the planet. Somerset House, of which the Courtauld occupies a corner, is also a spectacular site in its own right.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On the Strand just down from Trafalgar square. This gallery is over a few floors displaying stunning works including by Van Gogh, Manet. Renoir, Rousseau, Gainsborough, Monet and Rubens. Well worth a visit, seems very quiet when I was there so an real opportunity to stand back and take in a work without some rude individual and group muscling in... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I visited this gallery on the last day of my two-week trip to London. After visiting the bigger museums over the course of my visit, I was glad to spend an afternoon in a more manageable space. Great Renaissance and Impressionist works displayed in an elegant setting. I'm glad I took the time to visit this great museum.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Monday when the price was reduced (£3.00 each) and it was worth every penny.The gallery is not huge which is a plus which means that you can take the time to appreciate every painting without art "overload" that you get at really large galleries They have some wonderful Impressionist paintings and the Manet "The Bar at... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Worth the price of admission just to stand in front of Manet's "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" or Degas' "2 Dancers on a Stage". Check it out.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

well laid out and not crowded .Superb collection of Impressionist paintings and others also lovely café.

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