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The Courtauld Gallery

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Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England
Phone Number: 442078488586
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Great paintings, tranquil setting.

Much smaller than National but so much easier to look around, no crushes. Some famous paintings, others perhaps not so well known but all well worth seeing. A wonderful 2 or 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Much smaller than National but so much easier to look around, no crushes. Some famous paintings, others perhaps not so well known but all well worth seeing. A wonderful 2 or 3 hours spent in an interesting building set by the Thames.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went there for an exhibition on Goya works and it was wonderful. But I had no idea the gallery had paintings of Renaissance artists too and a whole load of famous painting I only saw on photos before. From independent modern artist to more famous Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas, Cézanne, Manet, Rubens, Modigliani and many, many more. I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the quietest, and yet highest quality galleries in London. Set in a conrer of the elegant Somerset House it houses some of the most well known paintings around. An oasis of calm in the big city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful palace, I would like to go there again next time when I visit London, Btw, It is nice place to watch sunset and glow after rain

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wondrous and very tranquil place. The Early Christian pieces especially moving, in my opinion at least, but the sweep of history very rewarding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth the trip for the Impressionist paintings alone-Renoir and Manet to name a few. Also the Dutch school and some great sculptures. Not large so a couple of hours will do it.The setting outside of the expansive Somerset House complex is lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There is a charge to tour the galleries, but it is worth it. Their impressionist collection is beautiful. There are very few people here, wo you can spend all the time you need to wander and admire the art. Better than the National Museum fighting the crowds.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

had a very good high tea here , staff were fantastic, coping with allergies - from dairy and gluten free to no eggs - quite pricey but the surroundings are sumptious well worth a treat

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy looking at the works of impressionists. These are some of the most magnificent. For me it was interesting to see the evolution of work. I was so happy that my 14 year old, who is normally most interested in social media, took bunches of pictures and shared them on instagram with her friends and family and truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This gallery has just enough art to be manageable in one visit. Standard collection is comprehensive, and I particularly liked the exhibition of Unfinished Paintings. Reasonable cost, good shop and very handy to west end theatres.

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Additional Information about The Courtauld Gallery

Address: Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England
Phone Number: 442078488586
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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