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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Internet research pointed to this gallery as the location of impressionist paintings in London. So we went. After paying the entrance fee of £8 pp, we proceeded to visit the entire place in a few hours. Clearly, the collections are not as vast as the...More

Thank Michel P
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Reviewed yesterday

Located in the Somerset House, the collection is a must for anyone interested in modern art. Superb group of impressionists and one of my favorite paintings by Cranach, the Adam and Eve. Plus a beautiful Rubens. Will be closing soon for many months so if...More

Thank RonL40
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I used my ICOM membership card to see this legendary collection. Simply the superstars of French Impressionism, in context. I gave a paper at a seminar there and took time out to visit on my own. Places to look, sit and reflect. There's a cafe....but...More

Thank virginiacurry
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We love small galleries and the Courtauld is one of the best examples we've seen from different European cities. Quiet, charming and in a great part of town - definitely a must go for the art buff.

Thank apester
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some stellar Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works in a compact, 18th—century building on the Thames. Allow 1 1/2 hours or so, plus stop in tasty small cafe on bottom floor for lunch or tea. Lovely, and an outside courtyard if the rain stops. BONUS: get off...More

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small gallery has some very nice art works. Be sure to visit the gallery on the ground floor which has incredible medieval religious pieces. The day we visited there was a sign at Manet's famous painting Bar at the Folies Bergere saying there would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building and its rooms are just as interesting and fascinating to visit as the contents - and a visit to the terrace bar or Cafe in the court with fountains sprinkling away in the summer is a joy!

Thank Ulli1001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this gallery takes your breath away. The rooms themselves are works of art. The first floor rooms contain a succession of familiar paintings that continually surprise. There is a cafe here and lifts to all floors. There are concessions on the entrance fee....More

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of sommer set house is the Courtauld Gallery, more like a palace , lots of fine art, and geometric stairs, quite a fine and tranquell place to dwell in, and if your lucky as I was they can even let you in a...More

Thank WILDSURFER2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small gallery within the stunning Somerset house. Great art pieces from Cezanne, Degas, Rubens, Monet along with amazing artwork from the 14th century. Really enjoyed if. Annoyingly, we went in at 5pm and didn’t realise the gallery closes at 6pm. Suggest the receptionist reminds late...More

Thank boop2008
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well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
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Response from scratchgolfer | Reviewed this property |
£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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