Art Museums in London

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Art Museums in London

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  • j0hnmac1314
    Inverness, UK168 contributions
    Best plan what you want to see before you go. Very busy at time of visit but no no queue to get in. Great to see the Sunflowers, Blue Boy and Monets
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Sue C
    16 contributions
    The British Museum remains as good as ever but is SO busy it becomes a bit of a mission to visit.

    I cannot understand why there should be three separate shops. It took me ages to track down some Egyptian tut for a grandchild.

    The cafe is too busy and chaotic to be comfortable except for a much needed pitstop.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Sherry L
    Los Angeles, CA38 contributions
    This museum is incredible. The Cast room is amazing but my favorite was to see all the fine jewels including the Londonberry Jewels and many others. I really enjoyed this and then had a nice spot of lunch in the courtyard watching kids play in the fountain.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Suzanne H
    Brighton, UK28 contributions
    We went to the "Inspiring Walt Disney" exhibition with two granddaughters aged 7 and 10. There was an excellent video / games handset and headphones for the girls. We left the younger one to "play" and she was completely absorbed by the handset for at least 45 minutes. The older one also enjoyed the handset but we also encouraged her to look at some of the "real" exhibits. The section on anthropomorphism was a hit with her.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Diana T
    Weston super Mare, UK266 contributions
    Wonderful art in the public galleries, we are so lucky to have this incredible collection available for free.
    However, I was very disappointed with the Walter Sickert exhibition. What on earth posesed the curator to hang dark painting on such darkly painted walls! Surely work that is already so dark in tone should be hung on white walls to reflect as much light as possible on it?
    By the way take a sandwich with you the members restaurant is rediculously expensive, two sandwiches and three drinks for over £36! They weren't even very good.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • journeymaid48
    Fairport, NY1,006 contributions
    I went to see the Raphael exhibit on a rainy morning in London. It was worth the effort. The exhibit covered the many phases of the artist career and included drawings and sketches as well as paintings. His rondo work was exquisite. Plan on staying at least 90 minutes to two hours. It was absolutely tremendous.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • DunelmArts
    Aberdeen, UK988 contributions
    Located in Somerset House, the Courtauld Is home to some stunning art including some of the more famous impressionist works. The entrance fee ensures the gallery is quieter than the National or the Tate. It is £2 cheaper to visit during a weekday. Weekend tickets are £11 or £13 with a donation. Visiting exhibitions are extra. Quirky gift shop.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • juliamaud
    london99 contributions
    Visited this as things were just starting to open up again. Timed entry and one way system in operation. Some rooms very crowded, despite timed entry.
    Great selection of modern art
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Michael P
    Vientiane, Laos187 contributions
    This is an amazing collectionof art works (including Hogarth's Rakes progress) set in a wonderful house. The architect John Soane was responsible among other things for the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. The museum is best visited on a sunny day when light floods the exhibits - stunning and it is free!"
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Keliset
    Nottingham, UK186 contributions
    Went to see the new Exhibition of the work of Kyõsai, a 19th century humorous painter from Japan. I loved it, and his irreverent depictions of imaginative life and times in Japan, were such a joy to see! His wonderful water colour scrolls of, demons, ghosts, warriors, frogs, monkeys, cats, and naked men, were such a delight, even delving into humorous soft porn category...but tasteful!
    There were very good books, scrolls and postcards of Kyõsai 's work on sale in the RA shop too.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Richard B
    Edinburgh, UK3,890 contributions
    A fine exhibition of the Japanese Court housed in a thoughtful display. The exhibition is not large by any means, however is well worth a visit.

    Some nice pieces on display.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Daniel G
    1 contribution
    The exhibits are wonderful and the staff are brilliant especially at reception desk
    If there could be an improvement made it would having the shop re-opened on the ground floor next to the Coffee shop this is loved by my daughter and nephews when I return with something wacky or wonderful from the shop on my return from London
    Sadly this hasn't been the case for some time.

    I hope they return the shop soon and Richard the helpful gent who worked there.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • bsandrs
    Portsmouth, UK23,075 contributions
    Spending a couple of days in London, we decided to visit the Banqueting House on Saturday morning, after a gap of many years since we last enjoyed the building. Spectacular architecture by Inigo Jones and an awe inspiring ceiling by Rubens. Make sure you use the excellent free audio guide which brings the whole history of the building to life. Enjoy viewing the ceiling either via the handily placed mirror for the less able or for the more agile by lying back on the flexible bean bag style seating. Looking across Whitehall to the crowds jostling for the perfect selfie with the Horse Guards, all in the wind and rain, it seemed a shame that more were not enjoying this great building which has played such a big part in British history. The staff were very welcoming and helpful.
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • starlightShanghai
    Victoria, Canada3,542 contributions
    What a terrific museum! This treasure trove of Egyptian artefacts is hidden away within the expanded campus grounds of University College London. Came across it almost by accident last weekend.

    The reception staff at the front door were very, very welcoming!

    I have to say that while the Egyptian Museum of Cairo is by far the better known museum, the Petrie Museum is much better set out and far better curated.

    The Egyptian Museum of Cairo holds the greatest number of Egyptian artefacts, but, in my view, the curation was/is terrible. My lasting impression of the place is that of a huge warehouse with layers of dirt, grit and sand covering virtually all of its contents.

    In the Petrie, the spotlessly clean aisles are set up in chronological order, with artefacts well arranged and well lit.

    As is the case with most museums in London, entrance is free.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,240 contributions
    The setting, building and architecture are stunning. Even if your not going to an exhibition, definitely walk around the grounds or get a drink or a bite to eat and sit in the courtyard. The free exhibitions are not that great but the paid ones are. I went last night to see the paid Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2022. This was just beautiful. It finishes soon. Highly recommend. Easy to book tickets online. Clean. Staff are generally pleasant and friendly but lack knowledge if you ask them where things are! Funny as they work there. My main negative is the building layout. Not very clearly marked where things are. Exhibitions are good when you find out where you need to go. Clear and informative.
    Written 27 April 2022
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