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“Hidden Gem”

The Courtauld Gallery
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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.
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was once the private collection of the Courtauld family who made a fortune in the textile and other industries in the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibits therefore represent the tasgtes of the era and there are some wonderful ones.

Visited December 2012
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“Small but perfectly formed!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Superb collection, perfect for a Sunday morning! This was a wonderful treat in December, with the other delights nearby at Somerset House. The rooms are quite small which makes it feel intimate, and there are some absolute treasures inside.

Visited December 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Don't plan. Just go and be amazed”
Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Yes, that's right; what is so useful for most museums is a no-no for the Courtauld Gallery, simply because part of its charm is to run across a Van Gogh, Degas or Manet without even expecting it. It's a relativily small display, so you don't get overwhelmed trying to look at everything and seeing nothing.
As it is a short walking distance from The National Gallery, you can visit both on the same day. And it is also free on Mondays until 2 pm!

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Saw the Valentino exhibition at Somerset House. It was amazing and very well presented. I would see it again and again.

Visited December 2012
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“Small but perfectly formed”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

A wonderful little gallery. Not the largest collection in the world but still encompassing a few hundred years and some really breathtaking pieces. Housed in a beautiful building in an easy to reach location it's well worth checking out.

Visited December 2012
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