Art Museums in London

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Art Museums in London

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  • Cathy G
    13 contributions
    In July the museum was overcrowded, many were not wearing masks, groups of students were there adding to the chaos, and it felt a bit overwhelming after pandemic lockdown mentality.

    That said, the Raphael Exhibition was a once in a lifetime event and I am thankful to have been able to see it.

    Employees and volunteers were helpful and well informed.

    It was a bit of a maze to find everything and having seen it all I was feeling as if I had been overloaded with beauty and so saturated I needed time to process it.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • TheNeshMeister
    Frankfurt, Germany60 contributions
    This museum is very educational and the entry is free. The Egyptology department was very interesting and seeing the Rosetta Stone was the highlight of the trip.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • cookpias
    Los Angeles, CA1,708 contributions
    Such an interesting, eclectic collection. Some truly unique pieces and very well displayed and described, plus a great space.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Steve M
    Perth, Australia241 contributions
    I absolutely loved the Wallace Collection after the chaos of the Natural History Museum earlier in the morning (wayyy too many children).

    Very peaceful, quiet and a lot bigger than I was expecting. I spent a good hour here just walking about and enjoying all the various pieces of art.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • cookpias
    Los Angeles, CA1,708 contributions
    A wonderful collection. The Turner Collection is wonderful and the Rothko's, Henry Moores, and Impressionists alone make the trip worthwhile. The currently have a fabulous installation The Procession--exhuberent, colorful, and thought-provoking.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • journeymaid48
    Fairport, NY1,006 contributions
    I went to see the Raphael exhibit on a rainy morning in London. It was worth the effort. The exhibit covered the many phases of the artist career and included drawings and sketches as well as paintings. His rondo work was exquisite. Plan on staying at least 90 minutes to two hours. It was absolutely tremendous.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Colin W
    Abingdon, UK1,169 contributions
    What a wonderful and 'exclusive' uncrowded gallery.

    I primarily went for the Impressionist exhibition but also love Islamic and renaissance art and ceramics.

    The Impressionist works are just wonderful and a must see. Photos do not do them justice.

    Will I go again - oh yes
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Stefanos
    8 contributions
    Overall it was an enjoyable experience. I really appreciated the minimalist style of the gallery rooms and I was glad to see works by legendary artists such as Pollock and Matisse. There were a few “art pieces” (such as a blank canvas with a few white dots on it framed on the wall) that came off as a bit too pretentious and definitely not on the same level of artistry as other works, but for the most part the art exhibited at Tate Modern is exquisite.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Eliza Smith
    Amritsar, India4 contributions
    Colonial era building with lot of information about history and Britain.
    Really enjoyed servility and service by staff.top recommended place
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Albia-Newton
    Weston super Mare, UK3,816 contributions
    The summer exhibition is excellent. Up to its usual high standards

    Brilliant setting in which to enjoy art

    Staff very friendly and enhance the experience and enjoyment of the art
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK6,364 contributions
    As part of the 3 ticket for £55 we were allocated the Japan collection first. It was interesting. It would be nice for the warrior outfits to be in cases you could see the back as well maybe.
    Personally if you want to see Buckingham palace staterooms book first slots in morning. Our time was 12.45pm on a July Thursday and it took ages to get in and far too many people in each time slot. The queens collection and mews were a very different experience.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • sachny
    London, UK3 contributions
    Visited the In the Air exhibition, it was very interactive and educational. The space is well structured, good step free access too. The exhibition isn’t too long so great for a quick look through too. The cafe had a lot of space for a cool drink and cake. Overall a good experience, and I can’t wait to make time for another exhibition.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • bsandrs
    Portsmouth, UK23,075 contributions
    Spending a couple of days in London, we decided to visit the Banqueting House on Saturday morning, after a gap of many years since we last enjoyed the building. Spectacular architecture by Inigo Jones and an awe inspiring ceiling by Rubens. Make sure you use the excellent free audio guide which brings the whole history of the building to life. Enjoy viewing the ceiling either via the handily placed mirror for the less able or for the more agile by lying back on the flexible bean bag style seating. Looking across Whitehall to the crowds jostling for the perfect selfie with the Horse Guards, all in the wind and rain, it seemed a shame that more were not enjoying this great building which has played such a big part in British history. The staff were very welcoming and helpful.
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • starlightShanghai
    Victoria, Canada3,558 contributions
    What a terrific museum! This treasure trove of Egyptian artefacts is hidden away within the expanded campus grounds of University College London. Came across it almost by accident last weekend.

    The reception staff at the front door were very, very welcoming!

    I have to say that while the Egyptian Museum of Cairo is by far the better known museum, the Petrie Museum is much better set out and far better curated.

    The Egyptian Museum of Cairo holds the greatest number of Egyptian artefacts, but, in my view, the curation was/is terrible. My lasting impression of the place is that of a huge warehouse with layers of dirt, grit and sand covering virtually all of its contents.

    In the Petrie, the spotlessly clean aisles are set up in chronological order, with artefacts well arranged and well lit.

    As is the case with most museums in London, entrance is free.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,268 contributions
    The setting, building and architecture are stunning. Even if your not going to an exhibition, definitely walk around the grounds or get a drink or a bite to eat and sit in the courtyard. The free exhibitions are not that great but the paid ones are. I went last night to see the paid Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2022. This was just beautiful. It finishes soon. Highly recommend. Easy to book tickets online. Clean. Staff are generally pleasant and friendly but lack knowledge if you ask them where things are! Funny as they work there. My main negative is the building layout. Not very clearly marked where things are. Exhibitions are good when you find out where you need to go. Clear and informative.
    Written 27 April 2022
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