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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Somerset House Strand | Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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+44 20 7848 2526
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful gallery with a wide range of artists on show. Not great for visitors with disabilities but the renovation will, I hope, deal with these issues.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

visited this art gallery in somerset house as part of the london pass. has some of the finest collections of the painting and sculptures. the upper galleries are also very interesting and one could spending a couple of hours easily there.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's been a while since I've visited the Courtauld but I rushed to return when I realised it is closing in September for 2 years. It is a lovely place, it is small and it is possible to view each artwork privately. Every impressionist is...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This gallery never seems busy but has one of the best collections anywhere in the world. It’s so nice to visit and have space and time to look at serious masterpieces in a way that you just can’t at say the National Gallery, Musee dOrsay...More

Thank tom S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice art gallery, if you do not mind paying an entrance fee and also I guess if you want to introduce children to art then I'd suggest taking them to the museum though perhaps not as well as the National Gallery. I...More

Thank Louise V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Courtauld where there is a great collection of impressionist and post impressionist paintings and special exhibitions. It is a beautiful building with a number of galleries, but it is not enormous, therefore just a joy to visit for two hours and feel...More

Thank Rose1111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very lucky to find this hidden gem while in London. I did not see it in any travel guide, but they have a top notch collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. I would highly recommend the gallery.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An unexpected treasure of paintings, especially French impressionists. A very enjoyable couple of hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Courtauld Gallery is a grand but also intimate museum. The paintings are in great condition and displayed graciously in very grand rooms. The gallery is not very large, but the quality of the art works is very high.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't realised what a fantastic collection there is at the Courtauld and was very excited to see some iconic impressionist paintings alongside some other wonderful art. The gallery was also bigger than I had anticipated and reasonably priced at £8 for adults, but free...More

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well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
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Raymond B
March 6, 2018|
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£8 per adult, less for seniors and children. Check if there are any offers on line etc we were using British Rail to and from London and you can get 2 for 1 on entry but you need to apply in advance and download a voucher.
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