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The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House Strand | Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN, England
+44 20 7848 2526
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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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Somerset House Strand | Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7848 2526
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Reviewed yesterday

The Courtauld has a good permanent exhibition of Impressionists and post-. It also runs a prestigious art history course - most museum curators will have studied there. A visit has the added attraction of taking you to the glorious square of Somerset House, a destination...More

Thank MS4866
Reviewed 2 days ago

The paintings in this gallery are really amazing. There is also a nice cafe with reasonably priced good quality food that has an outdoor seating area.

Thank Wilhelmina87
Reviewed 3 days ago

An Impressive collection of paintings and not as crowded as other museums/galleries. It does cost to get in though, I think it was 7

Thank BrentGlen
Reviewed 3 days ago

For me , this is a London "must see". Only £7. Not crowded. And yet there are stunning works here. The largest collections of Cezannes in the UK, including The Card Players and Montaigne Sainte-Victoire. Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Degas. Manet's The Bar at the Folies-Bergere....More

Thank 556bharris
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited this gallery a couple of times over the course of 20 years. Today I took my two daughter and introduced them to some of my most favourite ever paintings. What I love about this gallery is that NO BODY GOES! It costs...More

Thank Melody F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice place to rest your feet after walking around london. Small but very good galley. You can get a snack also

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Part of the Courtauld Institute, which trains graduate students to be art historians, awarding a variety of degrees (the day we visited, the graduates were grouped in caps and gowns). Akin to other small, personally created museums, such as the currently closed Buhrle in Zurich,...More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Up close & personal with some truly magnificent art! A highlight of our trip, overlooked my many a tourist, which suits me as not fond of all the crowds found everywhere else. Not to be missed if you enjoy fine art in a beautiful setting....More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike most other museums, Courtauld is less well-known but as many others have said, this is a best-kept secret. At Gbp7, this is a steal in Europe standard. Courtauld is not huge so you wouldn't feel intimidated. With a great collections of impressionist artworks including...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking along the Thames north from Westminster and ran across this wonderful little gallery. The staff was super friendly and the museum contained a large number of priceless (in my opinion) works of art. This museum was small enough so that we could...More

Thank Jack H
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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
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