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Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
+1 203-432-2800
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One of my favourite galleries!

I love to go to this gallery, which since the renovation has been even more light filled showing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Teenzone
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Essex, Connecticut
A very good collection

This place had an excellent collection, lots of art and information about it. The docents were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TODBMASIPC
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North Branford, Connecticut
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Note: The Center is temporarily closed for building conservation through February 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum and world-renowned research institute. Presented to Yale University by Paul Mellon (Yale College Class of 1929), the Center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art and life from the Elizabethan period to the present day. Works on view include masterpieces by Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable, as well as artists from Europe and America who lived and worked in Britain. Perhaps its greatest treasure is the building itself, a masterpiece of modern architecture designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. Located in downtown New Haven, the Center is near many of the city's best restaurants, theaters, and shops.
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1080 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2302
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Reviewed yesterday

I love to go to this gallery, which since the renovation has been even more light filled showing off the wonderful artwork. I love to see the Stubbs paintings and of course the Turners. The best part it is all free!

Thank Teenzone
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had an excellent collection, lots of art and information about it. The docents were nice, Boots particularly was awesome! There is impressive art, for the most part, but on the 4th floor, part of the modern section looks like something a first grader...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Yale Center for the British Arts is a beautiful place filled with amazing historic works of art. Stroll amongst the different floors of art and from many different eras. Very nice and peaceful place. It will put you at ease while you take in...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My husband and I visited the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. This museum is excellent, having the largest collection of British Art outside the United Kingdom. It has quite an impressive and beautifully curated collection of...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

For being outside of Europe, this is a pretty sizeable collection of British art. I really enjoyed getting to see a lot of the pieces. It was definitely interesting seeing another perspective on history. Art from the American revolution showing British soldiers with pride and...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This museum holds the largest collection of British art in the US. I highly recommend the student led tours where Yale students select 5 objects to tour - they are very well prepared and excellent tour guides. It gives a very personal feel to the...More

Thank 27LRI
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We visited both the Yale Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art today. Both were excellent, but I give this museum one more star because of the size of the collection for being outside of Britain, the flow of the exhibits, the architecture...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to be at the museum for an avant- guard dance performance which took up throughout the museum to watch the dancers perform in various galleries and interact with the art. It was a brilliant way to see the art! I was...More

Thank singersus
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The Yale Center for British Art is a lovely space to view collections of British art. We visited the center several years ago to view The Grand Tour exhibition and recently stopped by to view the Britain in the World collection. Admission is free, which...More

Thank betsygggg
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A great little surprise in the middle of the city. A nice diversion and escape in New Haven, a town which sometimes gets a bad rap

1  Thank rorer417
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AccessGuy
29 April 2017|
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Response from waterphyllis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as you do not use flash. The traveling art, that which is on loan, is not allowed to be photographed.
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S.A. D
10 August 2016|
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Response from Wolfried M | Reviewed this property |
I do not think this museum is appropriate for little children.
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ShankoSydney
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Response from patywolf | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. I go all the time when there is something I read about and want to see. Contact them for information.
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