When you visit The Courtauld Gallery, you will come face to face with world-famous art that stretches from the early Renaissance to the 20th century. The gallery is a great place to take the family as it is fun, educational and kids go free. Your family will learn more about the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings that are part of The Courtauld Gallery’s wide collection of artwork.
The Courtauld Gallery also holds a breathtaking collection of drawings and prints along with sculptures and decorative arts. And since the gallery is situated within Somerset House, your family can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and architecture as well as the artwork. This is a great gallery to visit during the winter months as Somerset House also has a temporary outdoor ice skating rink.
To find out about other galleries in the area, check out our reviews of the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.
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Great spot for an art lover like myself. I went specifically to see the Van Gogh and ended up having a look around at the rest of the pieces. They also had a really nice cafe which I decided to stop and have a coffee at. Bring a friend who also likes art (like I did) and you’ll have a fabulously cultured day. Maybe not the place for someone who doesn’t have much interest in art so keep that in mind.
The Courtald is a gem for parents and good for teens and older kids with a very keen interest in the arts, but I would not recommend for smaller kids. Its smaller size makes it more manageable than the bigger museums and I found it less crowded. In the Summer months, they sometimes have an outdoor cinema and there is ice skating in the Winter months. Note that it is not free entry, unlike the larger museums. Additionally, special exhibitions can also have an additional charge.