The Courtauld Gallery


Ranging from Botticelli, Cranach and Rubens to Monet, Gauguin, Cézanne and Van Gogh, this magnificent collection is displayed in the elegant 18th century setting of Somerset House.

World-famous paintings include Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Renoir’s La Loge.

The Courtauld also holds one of the most important collections of draings, watercolours and prints in Britain, This includes masterpieces by artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Turner. Selections are regularly shown in the gallery.

In addition, The Courtauld Gallery offers a highly acclaimed programme of temporary exhibitions.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £7.00 to £8.50 (USD9.17) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £6.00 to £7.50 (USD7.86) per ticket

All tickets include a £1 voluntary donation to The Courtauld Institute of Art. Prices excluding the donation are £1 less.

* National Art Pass holders should buy their exhibition tickets upon arrival as they cannot book in advance.

** Courtauld Friends can visit the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions for free with a guest and do not have to queue. Find out more about supporting us and friends' benefits.

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Opening Times:

Daily 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission 17.30)

Closed 25 and 26 December. Last admission at 15.30 on 24 December.

Venue Details & Map

The Courtauld Gallery

Courtauld Institute of Art at Somerset House
+44 (0)20 7848 2526
Public transport:
Tube:Temple, Charing Cross, Embankment, Covent Garden, Waterloo Train: Waterloo, Charing Cross


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Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Courtauld Gallery

4.0 out of 5 4 October 2015
by Jen L.

Visited on 3/29/15:

This gallery is a part of the London Pass. It is small in size but hold incredible works of Art: Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, etc. There was a special exhibition which consisted of black and whites.more

5.0 out of 5 19 September 2015
by Katie B.

A small, but well-curated gallery in the gorgeous and historic Somerset House (a giant 18th C estate). Perfect for a rainy afternoon. The Courtald Gallery and Institute have great gift shops too, as does Somerset House. Afterwards, go get a glass of wine at Fernandez and Wells or a coffee and cake at Tom's Deli. Both locations in Somerset House.more

5.0 out of 5 8 May 2015
by Thomas M.

The Courtauld Collection (not: "Gallery") at Somerset House is a *must-see* London attraction for anyone who's even remotely interested in 19th and early 20th century European painting. The collection actually reaches back to Renaissance and Baroque (Rubens in particular) art, but it is particularly strong on Impressionism and post-Impressionism, with masterpieces by Van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne,...more

5.0 out of 5 10 December 2014
by Eva T.

Compared to the dozens of other galleries and museums in London, this place is relatively tiny (only 530 paintings). I only made it a point to go because I am a whore for Impressionist and post-Impressionist art and given 20 minutes in any art gallery/museum in the world, I will seek out the Impressionists first. Despite its small size and its few floors, the Manets, Gougins, Cezannes, Monets...more

5.0 out of 5 18 October 2012
by Dan G.

One of the few museums in London where you'll pay a fee, but easily one of my favorites in town.

The impressionist and post impressionist collections here were most impressive. You'll see masterpieces from Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. My two favorite pieces in here are Modigliani's "Female Nude" and Van Gogh's self portrait where he is all bandaged up after...more

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