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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 #17 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I went to an specific exhibition there last summer and was reminded of what a good gallery it is. Somerset House is a wonderful setting and in the summer they have open air cinema.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

In August the fountains in the courtyard made a lovely place for my niece to play while her Mum watched. I was able to take the 2 teens round the art gallery which was free for them and very reasonable for me. The art is arranged chronologically and is small enough to see all of it on one visit. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Always love a visit to this gallery. There is one section of Impressionist paintings and only a handful of people enjoying them at any one time. Where else does this happen! Good cafe in the basement. Excellent exhibitions throughout the year.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not too big and the gallery has lots of impressionist art as well as lots of other good stuff. Worth the detour

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Courtauld is very easy to find, on the Aldwych, along the Strand. Somerset House itself is a popular destination, with its cafes and restaurants and wonderful exhibitions and shows, winter ice rink and summer outdoor films but it is the Courtauld Gallery at the entrance that has the indefinable magic. Everyone who goes raves about their latest find with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the nicest museums in London. Unlike most of the others it is not free (£6 entry apart from Mondays when it is £3) but worth every penny. Situated off the Strand entrance to Somerset House (also worth a visit) it does not have the number of paintings of the larger galleries but what it does have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

First I must say that without Tripadvisor I would never have found this gem of a museum. I visited the museum to spend one extra hour before lunch and what a visit it was! This gallery must be one of the most beautiful, comfortable and welcoming museums that London has to offer. The collection is small but very interesting. Surprisingly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The works of art in this gallery were nicely arranged to create a story. It's a small art gallery, but lovely nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We love this museum, it has many treasures to share. We were especially taken by the medieval paintings and decorative arts on offer. There are other floors with varying art collections, and it is not an overwhelming museum to visit. There is a tea room/garden and it is very welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was drawn to this venue by the promise of Impressionist paintings by favorites--Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne--and was not disappointed. The collection of masterpieces from Renaissance to 20th century is spread over two floors, in small galleries with good lighting; the individual pieces are hung to advantage and the galleries were uncrowded on a spring weekend. Allow two hours... More

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