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Museums & Art Galleries in or near Somerset House

Somerset House is an 18th century building, which houses the celebrated collections of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Gilbert Collection and Hermitage Rooms. Until the nineteenth century Somerset House reached the waters edge, but this was changed with the building of the embankment though the southern face of the building still features boat moorings. In the winter the central courtyard is home to an open-air ice rink. At other times, an array of fountains display vertical jets of water rising to random heights. Listed below are Museums & Art Galleries, such as The Queens Gallery located near Somerset House.
5 Results In Or Near Somerset House
2.1 miles from Somerset House
The Whitechapel Art Gallery is London´s most prestigious independent gallery and has been at the cutting-edge of art for one hundred years. It was the first public gallery dedicated to temporary art exhibitions and it has held significant shows of the great names of British 20th century art, such as David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Anthony Caro, and Gary Hume. It is also famous for being the first place in which internationally renowned art has been shown in the UK, for example: Picasso´s G...
3.0 miles from Somerset House
Admire The Jacobean Beauty of Kensington Palace Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is perhaps most famous as the home of Princess Diana. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, this fairy tale building has played host to a parade of royals and aristocrats. Climb the King's Staircase, decorated by a wonderfullu vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all i...
5.6 miles from Somerset House
Discover one of London's hidden gems at The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House Representing one of the most impressive collections of medieval and early modern European art to have been put together by one person, The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House, contains more than 700 pieces, consisting of ivory carvings, Limoges enamels, Renaissance jewellery, bronzes, maiolica pottery and Sèvres ceramics. The collection amassed by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher is housed at Ranger's...
1.8 miles from Somerset House
See the Crown Jewels and Experience History come to Life at the tower of London The Tower of London built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one of the best examples of a medieval castle in the world and you'll find plenty to see inside. In the very heart of London visitors can view the Crown Jewels, squirm at the instruments of torture that are on display and spot the graffiti on a prison wall left by the bereft husband of tragic queen Lady Jane Grey. You'll learn all a...
1.2 miles from Somerset House
Explore The Queens Gallery The Queen´s Gallery, situated adjacent to Buckingham Palace, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions of magnificent works of art from the Royal Collection. The Gallery has a collection of fantastic paintings held in a building known for its stunning architecture, the Gallery also provides free audio tours to make your experience more insightful and educational.
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