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Courtauld Gallery

KidRated’s Courtauld Gallery Top Tips:

  • Don’t miss the Van Gogh self portrait of his bandaged ear. 
  • Book tickets for ice skating in the winter
  • Sit outside at the café enjoy the beautiful surroundings

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.


Booking Advice:

  • Check the website to see if anything exciting is on
  • Some exhibitions may be more suitable for kids

Parent P.O.V. by Laura Porter

  • There are free lockers for day packs.
  • No buggy storage but pushchairs are allowed throughout.
  • Photography without flash is permitted so, yeah, let the kids take selfies.
  • Quite an adult environment but the kids should recognise some of the famous artworks.

You can find loads more information by Laura Porter at aboutlondonlaura.com 

VISITOR INFORMATION

Where:

Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 0RN

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7848 2526

Website:

Opening hours:

Daily 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission 17.30)
Closed 25 and 26 December. Last admission at 15.30 on 24 December.

How to get there:

Nearest tubes: Temple, Embankment, Charing Cross, Covent Garden

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