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The Courtauld Gallery

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Address: Somerset House | The 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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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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I'm so glad I went to see this museum- it has several great works such as the Van Gogh earless self portrait, several lesser seen monets, etc. The building itself is a work of art... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm so glad I went to see this museum- it has several great works such as the Van Gogh earless self portrait, several lesser seen monets, etc. The building itself is a work of art - the molding and the staircase down to the door knobs are all beautiful. Relative to other paying tourist attractions it is rather inexpensive and... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gallery has a wonderful and varied collection that started with the Courtauld family. The artifacts and paintings range from Medieval times through to some modern. There is a very nice collection of Impressionist paintings.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would put the Courtauld Museum at the top of my list of favorite museums in London and I have seen many. It may be one of the best in the world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Laid out over 3 levels with a restaurant and toilets in the basement together with free lockers to put bags, coats etc in. A wonderful collection of art grouped in 'eras' from modern to mediavel with some masterpieces and some lesser known works put together in an easy way of viewing. There are lifts for the less able and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous venue for a concert, the acoustics were amazing, will definitely return to spend more time looking round the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a gem! Quiet, unhurried, and peaceful. you can get up close to marvelous works of art, Well worth the entrance fee. It is always on my "to do " list when I visit London, Do yourself a favour... go!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good collection of impressionist artworks. Paid exhibitions tend to be of a very high quality but are very popular. Long queues so think about booking in advance, or going early. Art aside Somerset house is one of my fave places to come to sit in the sun, drink coffee with friend or read a book. The terrace is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the few art museums you have to pay to get into, and it was worth it to me because impressionism is my favorite. It is well presented and not as huge or overwhelming as some of the larger venues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Somerset House, the elegant 1770's Georgian building along the Thames atVictoria Embankment, the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery has a marvelous collection of paintings from Botticelli, Brueghel, and Ruebens. But it is best known for its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by the likes of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet, Cezanne and Van Gogh. Van Gogh's -Self Portrait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a huge fan of impressionists. But I enjoy the Renaissance period (works by Claude, Van Dyke and Rubens) and the very start of Impressionism. The second floor is awesome for this. Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Gauguin, Cezanne, Manet and Degas. If you like later impressionist; there are many exhibits you will like. Limited time is Georgiana Houghton exhibit... More 

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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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