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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 2 days ago

The extensive impressionist exhibit is worth the trip to this gallery alone. Famous and lesser known artists alike are well represented. Always several smaller exhibits of interest on throughout the year. Well worth a membership.

Thank cliffers2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had never heard of the Courtauld Gallery but was walking past and I was very glad I decided to go in. The Soutine exhibition (£10 or £5 for students) was excellent and if you can get there before 21 January when it finishes, I would...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small and a bit off the beaten track this gallery has a collection that includes several of my favourite paintings as well as my mum's all time favourite! Do yourself a favour and go if you like painting from around the time of the impressionists...More

Thank Crispinhj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressionist and Fauvist collections are extraordinary in a small, intimate space. Love it! Part of the Somerset House art collective.

Thank insearchoflight
Reviewed 1 week ago

An exquisite exhibition of Chaim Soutine's 'workers'. He left the big wigs alone to concentrate on staff, especially in big Hotels, and he did so in the most enchanting way. He captured expressions and he liked to paint in a distorted manner which added to...More

Thank 28hannah2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was as interested in the architecture of this gallery as much as the contents. It is small for a gallery, with relatively few rooms on each of its many floors. It’s probably best to take the lift to the top floor and then work...More

Thank Liz P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here twice in the same week and found myself delighted each time. This hidden find of a museum was recommended to me and I am so glad I went there. The building itself is incredibly beautiful and they have a excellent collection of...More

Thank Shankar R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the right size gallery/museum when you don't want to spend all day dragging through a museum, the Courtauld is convenient, Embankment or Temple stop on the underground, and comfortable due to the absence of overwhelming crowds. You actually have time to study the paintings...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Courtauld Gallery is a small art museum tucked away in Somerset House. It's about four floors of art, with a small but well curated selection. There are works from many of the great European masters; every visitor able to recognize the names of the...More

Thank ErinShelley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Somerset House complex on a number of occasions for specialised exhibitions, but to our shame have never taken time to enjoy the permanent Courtauld displays in their impressive setting. This week we prioritised the Soutine paintings, but this meant walking through...More

Thank bsandrs
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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