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The Courtauld Gallery

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Address: Somerset House | The Strand, London WC2R 0RN, England
Phone Number: 442078488586
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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A small gallery packed with masterpieces, especially the impressionists and post-impressionists. Happily enjoyed in 1 hour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A small gallery packed with masterpieces, especially the impressionists and post-impressionists. Happily enjoyed in 1 hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Courtauld Gallery is not large, but, boy, what it has is great. The Courtault Gallery is part of Somerset House along the Thames River. It's easy to find in a square of neoclassical structures with a modern and fun fountain on the central plaza where you or your kids will want to play. The Gallery itself is in an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a fan of the impressionists, this is a wonderful gallery to visit. I randomly discovered it while walking past and looked into it further. Very glad I visited. Free with the City Pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Courtauld is a precious resource for London. The emphasis is always on the Impressionists and post-Impressionists and it does have a feel of their greatest hits with a few examples of each. The remainder of the collection is also good - some great 17th and 18th century portraiture plus some early to mid-Renaissance masterpieces. The joy of this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem to view Impressionists. Also Cezanne. Often I have an entire gallery to myself. Minimal admission charge. Excellent shop. Fabulous terrace over looking Thames. Short walk from Charing Cross on the Strand. Also on major bus routes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small exhibition which is interesting - but a curiosity rather than great art . I had visited the Hima af Klint exhibiton at the serpentine Gallery a bit earlier this summer and this exhibiton is in same vein - though Houghton was working 40 + years before Klint. The story is an artist who knowingly or not was at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressionist paintings one has seen in books are here for you to see, plus some that are quite special. A compact collection but quite special

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If European impressionists are your thing, then this gallery is your thing too. Van Goghs, Cezanne's. Monets. Not free to enter, but worth the fee. Beautiful building, well laid out. Great selection of food places within Somerset house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Courtauld now ranks in my Top 3 with the Neue in New York and the Hermitage in Amsterdam. My recent trip to London didn't allow me the time to visit any of the big museums so the Tate or the National Portrait Gallery were out of the question. I'm so glad I chose to visit the Courtauld. Just the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying nearby at the Savoy and decided to look in on this gallery. First we refreshed with tea and rather nice cake in the tearoom in the basement. Again if you are mobility challenged don't worry there are entrance ramps and then a lift accessing each floor. This is a small gallery with a fine collection of works... More 

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