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“fabulous little museum---totally worth a visit”

The Courtauld Gallery
Ranked #55 of 1,891 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Reviewed November 25, 2012

what a great little museum. we went on a Monday, so it was free, but it would be worth a small admission to view the pieces here. The pieces are quite varied, but unusual representatives (a Monet we had never seen, a Picasso that was not abstract, a Renoir that was unlike any other we have ever seen) and the famous Van Gogh self portrait with the bandaged ear. Bonus, the building itself is interesting---look up in each room and take in the art and architecture of it all. I went with two tweens and they both enjoyed it too.

Thank danie77379
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

This gallery is a nice size with a good varied collection. And outside is the Somerset House skating rink. Pretty. And if you go Mondays from between 10 and 2pm, it is free.

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Splendor of creativitySplendor of creativity the best in history and museum London basket museums and more than anything attracted me in London large number of people and their commitment to the system

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

we absolutely loved this beautiful,compact gallery,in a stunningly appointed wing of Somerset House. Loved it!

Thank Graham E
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This gallery is small enough to visit comfortably in the midst of a busy trip and the collection is fine enough to be worth a visit.

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