Art Museums in London

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Art Museums in London

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  • Robert M
    Austin, TX510 contributions
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    Get tickets to the Life in the Roman Army exhibit!! I wrote a term paper on the Roman Army over 40 years ago (feels like it was closer to when they were actually around!). In the decades since, I've been a closet fan. This was the first time I got to see this exquisite of a collection of authentic equipment. The exhibits were well thought thru and highly recommended. By the time we got finished and went into the museum proper, we were shocked by the transformation from well managed flow to insane crowds. After less than an hour of finishing the show, we were gone. Couldn't handle the hordes. If you have the time, and the patience, this is a phenomenal museum full of priceless art & artifacts.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Stacey G
    6 contributions
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    I liked the museum, but after so many of the same scenes, the paintings just blended into one another. It wasn’t what I was expecting. I guess I’m not really into that kind of art.

    On the flip side, I was in awe while looking at one of the original Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Monet’s Water Lillies. I enjoyed the more modern art and while there were only a few of these pieces compared to the classical art, these paintings made the trip worth it.

    The museum is beautiful and Trafalgar Square is a great place to watch people.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favourite museum in the world.

    My wife and I spent three hours in here doing our own thing given we have different areas of interest. We could probably spend another three hours there to get complete coverage.

    Something for everyone. Lots of photo ops.

    And it's all free.

    Highly recommended for those who like decorative arts, and history.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • James C
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wallace is always worth a visit. The current exhibition Ranjit Singh is a must. Informative, educational and inspirational.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Thomisa
    London, UK197 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited yesterday with our two teens. All enjoyed the free exhibitions. Some really interesting works of art. Perhaps the info could be a bit bigger, making it easier to read when it’s busy.

    Food, as you can imagine, was extortionate, although I suppose nothing unusual for a tourist place in central London.

    Worth a visit.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • SonomaNut
    Sonoma, CA1,166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This may be hard for the kids, unless followed by pizza. It’s well organized so you can see sections in your budgeted time. It’s free, so you can return over and over.
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, UK2,030 contributions
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    The one criticism of this exhibition is that there are too many artworks on show. Otherwise it is excellent. Billed as being about paintings of late victorian clothing, it is much more than that. It gives an insight into the wealthy class of that period in England, the Continent and North America. The portraits are beautifully presented with adequate explanation. It is the pose and facial features that capture your imagination as well as the artwork of the lavish garments of that time. These are paintings of people you have never heard of but would be happy to hang on your wall. Allow about 90 minutes to do the exhibition justice. It was not crowded on a Tuesday morning. Visit if you can.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    Zurich, Switzerland414 contributions
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    There is no lovelier gallery in London.

    It is intimate, accessible, romantic, rich in its displays, discreet, serene and its artworks are beautiful beyond words.

    It is too, that its range of artworks is wide but less expansive than the National Gallery or the Tate. That helps matters. It makes it easier to focus.

    And what wonderful genius is on display. There is one corner of the Gallery where I could simply stand for hours. Inside one door is a Modigliani nude from 1916, to it's right is Manet's huge Bar at the Folies Bergere and over the shoulder to the right on the wall opposite is the exquisite Van Gogh, La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom.

    If you could determine your own eternity, this would surely be one option. I am so grateful for this place.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • tegdotravel
    Milford Haven, UK12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a stunning collection, gothic vibes and interesting. Smaller than I thought but a lot of interesting things. Nice way to spend an hour or so. Really lovely house wish there was a little bit more room to explore.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Katherine A
    Dunstable, UK17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have visited before but went back post building update and to see the exhibition about Marion and Mauds dresses and shopping habits. Exhibition is small but very nicely done.

    After visiting the exhibition, I read ‘A Victorian Household’ by Shirley Nicholson which is based on Marion Sambourne’s diaries . I cannot understand for the life of me why Leighton House/Stafford Terrace didn’t recommend this book ( in a ‘if you want to know more about Marion read this’ type way ) or stock it in the gift shop. It’s the perfect blend of rigorous research coupled with an eye for the ‘human’ element and offers a quite moving insight into Marion’s life and the Victorian society she lived in. Wonderful read and I felt very sad saying goodbye to Marion at the end of the book ; although glad she did not have to witness the horrors of WW1. Highly recommended ( exhibition and book !)
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • John B
    Cardiff, UK114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This work of looking at industrialisation and environment is both beautiful and concerning in equal measure. At times the more abstract work looks like painting rather than photography, but the beauty (even of destruction), is a difficult subject to catch to give understanding to this process.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • Louise V
    London, UK177 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to a Christmas concert, full of lovely carols around half of which were audience carols which I very much enjoyed. The quality of the orchestra was great and the singers too (though a surprisingly small choir).
    I found it surprising how many miserable looking members of the audience there were ; the tickets are not cheap so it makes no sense to me why people would be there who clearly dislike singing carols!?
    In terms of venue the area around it is not appealing and the venue itself is lacking toilets and the ladies were smelling and poorly maintained. But this did not diminish my enjoyment of the concert : )
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, UK2,030 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an impressionist "light" exhibition with charcoal and pencil drawings not devoid of colour but without the magnificence of the traditional paintings. Even so the various artist's style is easily recognisable. The exhibition is well set out with adequate but not overwhelming descriptions on the wall. There are 3 large rooms but in some ways a fleeting view is needed. So it will not really take more than an hour to view. It was not crowded when we visited on a weekday morning.
    Written 8 March 2024
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  • James C
    London, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful and i enjoyed every moment! My friends always joking and say we should live here. We love this place so much!
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • Janice R
    New Orleans, LA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing place. Right in the heart of the city. They have paintings and presentations explaining the history of London and the area.
    Written 29 March 2024
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