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The Courtauld Gallery

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Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England
Phone Number: 0207 8348 2526
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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One of the best hidden places of Lpndpn

Great permanent collection and most interesting small exhibitions. A must for those art lovers. Not just pictures, and housed in a splendid building

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great permanent collection and most interesting small exhibitions. A must for those art lovers. Not just pictures, and housed in a splendid building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

being a big fan of impressionism, this was a must do and it did not disappoint.the somerset house layout is a little confusing but a beautiful structure too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

What an amazing special exhibition, some amazing drawing by Goya. Images of Witches, Fantasy and more. It's a must see. Plus the museums general collection of impressionists, fauvre and more was sensational. There is a minimal admission but the curatorial notes explaining each piece supplies one with insight and an education worth a few pounds. I'm an art professional and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited in March, my first visit and my partner's return visit to a favourite gallery, it was lovely to see so may lovely work's of art that are so familiar and like old friends - definitely worth a visit. The cafe does yummy cakes and tea too.

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Menstrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

There is great art to see here from Toulouse Le Trec to Van Gogh. If you have a smartphone or tablet I recommend downloading the QR reader. This gallery comes with a difference! Next to some of the paintings there are QR reader symbols that really do work and you can find out more about the painting and the artist... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I will be recommending this gallery to visitors and will visit myself again. A lovely collection and a manageable size.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This small gallery had a decent, but not spectacular collection of art. The most interesting piece of art was a Van Gogh self portrait with bandaged ear. If you have a London Pass and are in the area, it's worth checking out, but it's not worth going out of your way for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Always like to call in to see the new exhibitions and then wander through the main permanent exhibition rooms. Great selection of art on display - a 'must see' venue .....quality without the crowds.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The first time i went here was to see the Egon Schiele exhibition which was fantastic (and too small ! More please!) but this place is jammed full of amazing artworks, is a great piece of architecture itself and has a nice layout. Lifts for those who want or need them and a beautiful central staircase worth climbing if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Some wonderful works of art in a delightful setting. I have been to the gallery many, many times and it has never been crowded.

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