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The Courtauld Gallery

Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England (Trafalgar Square / Embankment)
Phone Number: 0207 8348 2526
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Ranked #20 of 2,399 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This gallery is absolutely beautiful. It is a relatively small collection compared with other galleries but what a collection! Room 1 with the medieval portraits and artwork is quite simply stunning. The next rooms upstairs will not fail to impress either. Examples of the work of so many great artists, beautifully displayed, not cramped, plenty of space to be able... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you feel overwhelmed after a day at the National Art Gallery or the Victoria and Albert, take a MUSEUM day off. Then, before leaving London, visit the Courtauld, It is much smaller and an enjoyable art appreciation afternoon. Then hop on a nearby boat for a ride to Grenwich or just enjoy strolling the Thames.

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Blackburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to the gallery and it is now a firm favourite of mine and I intend to visit it regularly. It is tucked away in Somerset house at the end of The Strand. It is a peaceful, beautiful place with a magnificent collection. It seems to have evaded the tourists and it isn't free like many... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great collection in great gallery - wonderful impressionists but many others too. Wondrous place in a cold London day

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A number of works of art that you will recognise, and a nice small collection of art from the middle ages to the early 20th century. Small enough to see everything, big enough to linger in.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I discovered a new drawings room last visit. Great bright paintings on the top floor, not too many people visiting, easy to linger for ages. Smelt of fresh wood in the new gallery.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Courtauld Gallery has a really great selection of paintings by the impressionists and post-impressionists. What I particularly liked was that there were a few paintings each by many different artists, rather than lots of paintings by just one person. It gave a wonderful overview, with pictures by artists such as Manet, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Cezanne, van Gogh... Some I... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I came here with a London Friend having never heard of this Gallery. So glad she introduced me to it. Apart from the wonderful paintings my eyes were continually drawn to the spectacular ceilings, a joy to behold. It was a shame that no credit was given to the designer of the benches that we rested on. Not only were... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very interesting, though quite small, gallery. I have passed the building many times over the years, but I have never before gone in until now. So, with a short time to spare on the way to Waterloo - less than an hour - I decided to enter. I'm glad I did. There is always something magical about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The gallery is truly exceptional and I like the way it disposes - the exhibits are well lit and beautifully positioned. A great place to spend an afternoon.

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