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The Courtauld Gallery

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We are now closed for a period of at least two years while we undertake a major transformation project called Courtauld Connects. This will enable us to significantly improve our visitor experience by putting accessibility at the heart of everything...more
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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All reviews somerset house van gogh impressionist paintings small collection permanent collection bandaged ear wonderful collection art lovers works of art ice rink worth a visit entrance fee beautiful building on display modern art couple of hours london pass
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not large but perfectly formed. Medieval art, Silver. And - a superb collection of impressionist work. Spend an hour and you will leave with a sense of huge delight.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DiH1938
Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't realise it was so big, great place, nice and clean and quite, a few people about but easy to get around, only had a quick look at a couple of rooms had other places to go, nice place, free entry

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were astonished that we could walk up to a Van Gogh within inches and not have anyone chastise us. No glass on it either. If you are expecting the Louvre, you'll be disappointed. It's a small museum with a collection that is admirable. It...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gallery is always void of art, it just a lot of empty space. They could do far more in bring art into this building. In these troubled times art is important and does great good, they should try and engage with the local communities...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HelloFolks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend came on my trip with me to London just so he could see his favorite painting by Edouard Manet the, "A Bar at the Folies-Bergere". So thankful he came because I wouldn't have known to see this museum or the chance to see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank paulinaperrucci
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb setting to highlight and show original unknown and known master paintings, sketches and artefacts etc. Close to Somerset House, also worth a visit. Good cafeteria housed so good time well spent off the street. The entry cost is worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very important donate from Samuel Courtauld from his privat possession; very impressionant paintings; also a donation from Lord Lees of Fareham, wonderful paintings, works from Botticelli, Goya, Rubens, Tintoretto, Bellini, also French paintings and much more;

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 13 February 2019

It is a small museum but it is full of impressionist art and worth the visit. You can look at the paintings without large crowds around you and is relatively quiet. The interior of the building is beautiful too. Check out the paintings on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AshleyH88
Reviewed 3 February 2019

This is one of the world's great little gems. The level of connoisseurship is amazing. The only small museum that rivals this is the Frick in New York. Although the collection encompasses a broad selection of art, the strong suit is the beyond breathtaking impressionist...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank spectator
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Just amazing, we were there in 2017, unfortunately we ran out of time on the 2018 trip, but a magnificent collection and well worth visiting - will definitely go again on our next trip !

Date of experience: September 2018
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esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
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Deryl1969
14 February 2019|
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Response from AshleyH88 | Reviewed this property |
The Courtauld Gallery is closed for 2 years or more but some of their paintings are being shown at the National Gallery (27 March 2019 to 19 April 2020), the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Foundation Louis Vuitton in... More
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Raymond B
7 March 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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