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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 1,084 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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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Its very interesting place to go. I would not go again to many people thats my own preference. Experiencing London is embracing London. I would encourage you to dive in and experience as much as youi can.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Some of the world's most important paintings hang here, and you can walk right up to them without the bother of crowds, tour groups or poor lighting that you may well find at the National Gallery.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Cool, calm and collected - inspirational treasures of the Courtald Institute. Every aspect is well judged from the layout to the display to the splendours of the impressionist paintings. We were able to walk in to this gallery without queing to pay the very reasonable admission charge AND view the paintings (usual view of Impressionist paintings is over shoulders/backs of... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great museum,good audioguide,amazing place,I went for the Impressionist paintings and had a "treat" not so huge as Musee d'Orsay in Paris some really good paintings and sculptures. Try to visit Mondays since entrance is half price ( 3 pounds)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Courtauld is a marvellous gallery where you can get up close and personal with well known paintings. The notes about the painting techniques are well worth reading as you look closely at the painting and see if you agree. After all, we can all look at pictures on the web or in a book, but we visit galleries to... More

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A friend recounted a conversation with a museum curator in the states who remarked, "I have seen most of the galleries in the world, but have yet to see The Courtauld, which I hope to see before I die." This sparked me to put it on my list of attractions to see next time I was in London. So on... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have visited several times, and always learn something new each time. Its a small gallery but all the big names in impressionism are here - Van Gogh, Manet, Renoir... I also discovered that it has enough different styles and themes to hold the interest of a non-arty teenager, so that was a definite bonus.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Courtauld Gallery is located in the stunning Somerset House, between Holborn and Embankment, very close to the nice and overactive Southbank Centre. The entrance costs 6.00 pounds, but on Monday 3 pounds, this money is, in my opinion, absolutely worth, as the collection, even if not massive, is definitely interesting and full of masterpieces. The collection includes painting from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

They have a great collection of early 20th century late 19th century paintings including Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Gaugin, Degas among others. Mondays they have a free entrance so try to visit then but the entrance price is very reasonable and in the end you support the museum. An absolute must if you like Art when you visit London.

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