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The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is located in the Islington district in the northern area of central London. It's the only museum among the many art galleries in the United Kingdom to focus purely on Italian art. This gallery is a charity registered under the law in England. The London Pass allows you to see a lot of attractions in London, including this art library which is one of the most famous in the city and the entire country. Book Estorick Collection of Modern Italian art tickets now.

About The Estorick Collection Of Modern Italian Art

What is the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art?

Founded by Eric Estorick, an American writer and sociologist, the Estorick Collection is a culmination of art in central London. He began collecting art after he relocated to England following World War II. The sociologist and his wife Salome discovered the book named 'Futurist Painting and Sculpture' written in 1914 by Umberto Boccioni and before they ended this trip, they both visited Milan and bought hundreds of different drawings from Mario Sironi. A lot of temporary exhibitions were used to show the art, including the well-known Tate Gallery. Before Eric died, he founded the Estorick Foundation, where he donated all the artwork he had of the Italian artists.

The collection then went to its current location, a Grade II-listed Georgian house that was converted into a museum in 1998. Now the permanent collection is all there for everyone to see.

What kind of art do you see at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art?

Apart from the Futurist works, you will also find a lot of sculpture and figurative art made between 1890 and the '50s. You can check the display of art and paintings from Carlo Carrà, Gino Severini, Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo, Ardengo Soffici, Georgio de Chirico,  Mario Sironi, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi, Medardo Rosso, and Marino Marini. Apart from the regular collection, there are also frequent temporary exhibitions.

What age is the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art suitable for?

There is no age restriction to visit this place in London. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

How long does it take to see the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art?

It will take around one to two hours (or more) to completely explore the collection.

You will find six galleries, an art library, a cafe shop, and a book shop inside the premises.

What are the opening hours?

The opening hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m from Wednesday to Saturday. The timings on Sundays are from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Easter Sunday. It's recommended to check timings before visiting the museum.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where is the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art?

The address of the venue is Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39A Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN.

How do I get to Canonbury Square?

If you are travelling by car from central London, take the A401 road to reach the destination in the quickest possible time.

The centre is just a few minutes away from Highbury and Islington Station and minutes away from Essex Road station. The tube is the best and easiest way to travel.

The nearest bus stops are Upper Street/Canonbury Lane.

Where can I park near Canonbury Square?

There is parking nearby but be aware that it is restricted during Arsenal Football Club match days.

Where are the toilet facilities at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art?

There are toilets on the premises, and they provide a handrail for access.

Is the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art accessible?

There is wheelchair access to the cafe, bookshop, toilets, and four out of six galleries.

Where can I eat nearby?

Some popular recommendations are Canonbury Kitchen, Smokehouse, Gem Restaurant, and Prawn on the Lawn.

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