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“Why haven't I been here before?!”

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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“Why haven't I been here before?!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Over the years have been to all the main London art galleries but never this one.

Went there for the Picasso 1901 exhibition which ended last month, and took in a number of the other rooms as well. Courtauld Gallery (within Somerset House) is bright and airy with lots of space - for me just the right environment for viewing works of art. I enjoyed seeing some 'old friends' amongst the exhibits and getting acquainted with some less familiar works. I'll be back - very soon!

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Definitely a must see for art lovers”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This small gallery is a house of delights. Set on several floors it often has a couple of temporary exhibitions which are usually well worth seeing but the real delight is in wandering around the rooms containing their permanent collection and suddenly coming across paintings you've seen in books since your childhood and had no idea the originals were here.

Visited February 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Very good collection of Impressionist and Expressionist art.”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Like the headline says. Not the biggest collection, but free or cheap at least one day of the week. Definitely a must see for art lovers. Some rennaisance stuff, but the highlights are the more modern pieces. There are a few free galleries on the East side of the courtyard too.

Visited May 2013
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“Hidden treasures”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

First time at this gallery Don't know how I missed it. Also lovely courtyard ,pleasant outdoor café. and fountains.

Visited June 2013
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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Visited here for the first time and really enjoyed the Picasso exhibition and also the permanent collection. Gallery is small enough to take in at one go,,without suffering overload. Despite the popularity of the Picasso exhibition, it was comfortable to navigate, no crowds around each painting. Very attractive cafe with cool and pleasant exterior seating area. Our first visit, but. Ery inpressed

Visited April 2013
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