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Yale Center for British Art

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An amazing selection of art by British artists and by artists who spent time in the UK. Wonderfully... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lin D
Royston, United Kingdom
One of the biggest british art collection outside UK

This is an absolutely beutiful art gallery, they hava several ancient paints and modern art pieces... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonny Alejandro G
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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...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An amazing selection of art by British artists and by artists who spent time in the UK. Wonderfully displayed. Arranged in time periods. Also a long gallery with sections of several paintings arranged in themes. Superb. And free!

Thank Lin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely beutiful art gallery, they hava several ancient paints and modern art pieces, there are not entrance fees and the personnel is quite kind.

Thank Jonny Alejandro G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as part of a Yale tour and were surprised at how extensive this collection is. If visiting New Haven it is well worth adding to your schedule.

Thank SimoneBluefox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I keep returning to this place, which says a lot, because I live in Jersey City, three hours away. This time it was to see a temporary exhibition of rare 19th century photographs. The permanent exhibitions are superb. One of the pleasures of museums outside...More

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 16 August 2018

You will not be disappointed. The museum is easy to navigate and its collection always worth repeat visits. Special exhibitions are always worth seeing.

Thank RBCT
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Today I visited the museum for the second time in a year and a half. I live in New York, so I cannot visit as often as I’d like. This museum focuses on the British art between 1700 — present and offers a 1 hour...More

Thank 2blevine
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful museum of British art, the largest in the country. The museum is beautifully hung and lit. A real treasure.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Having the noted philanthropist and art collector, Paul Mellon, as an alumnus certainly paid off dividends for Yale University. He endowed this wonderful museum, as he did the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The collection is arranged in a systematic and chronologic order,...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We visited both the Yale Center for British Art (YCFBA) in the morning and the Yale Art Gallery(YAG) on a Saturday, so we could take the Highlights Tour for the YCFBA at 11:00, have lunch around noon, and then take the YAG's tour at 1:30....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

What I like best about museums in the UK is that many of the collections are from all over the world. But, this museum impressed me more than The Tate Britain.

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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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Response from Wolfried M | Reviewed this property |
I do not think this museum is appropriate for little children.
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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.