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Wallace Collection

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Address: Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England
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+44 20 7563 9500
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Description:

Both a national museum and a prestigious private collection of art...

Both a national museum and a prestigious private collection of art bequeathed by Lady Wallace in 1897, this attraction features one of the world's best collections of French 18th-century pictures, porcelain and furniture, plus a fantastic array of 17th-century paintings.

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Unique setting for private art collection

Rembrandt within reach and without dozens of people obstructing your view. Beautiful 16th and 17th century antiques (secretarial desks, cabinets, setees etc). Were people that... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rembrandt within reach and without dozens of people obstructing your view. Beautiful 16th and 17th century antiques (secretarial desks, cabinets, setees etc). Were people that tiny?

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's been a few years since we last visited the Wallace but it remains a wonderful place to visit, with the miniatures collection being my personal favourite. Bonus of very good cafe restaurant to relax mid-visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I f you have between half an hour and a couple of hours to spare there are wonderful paintings to admire in sumptuous surroundings. The gallery has its own cafe too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OKAY, I'll confess, I'm NOT an art connosieur by any means, but Rick Steves' guidebook convinced me that I would be missing something if I didn't see this..and he was right!!!! BEautiful estate with rich pieces of art....the estate itself is gorgeous, the pieces lovingly hung. THis is a fixed collection of art, and it is so worth seeing!!!! Enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply an amazing private collection of art, curios, weaponry and armor. A visit here is incredibly worthwhile and enjoyable. Plan to spend an hour or two and if you go at opening time, you will find it easy to navigate without too many other people.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved looking around and the Art collection is superb.Thete was people of all ages and many coaches bring lots of visitors as well. You also have enough space to walk around without rush. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most interesting ecelctic collection by a private individual. particularly the arms and armour and the paintings. and admission is free. Very difficult to describe a must - see if you are in London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there some time ago and was impressed by the space left for the guests, this is rather unique in London as normally they try to pack as many tables as they can. The food, wine cocktails are also really good. All this is on the pricey side, but it is one the best hidden treasure of London as I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fine collection of furniture of the time is exemplary and the art collection is a very good one for its time. There are Rembrandts, Velazquez, Titian, etc., along with a famous Hals. Enjoy dining at the restaurant in the covered courtyard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderfully calm venue - probably a bit of hidden gem because it's never too busy to relax and enjoy. A fabulous collection of art, and a specialism in gold boxes, furniture and elaborate weapons/armour. I've been visiting with my daughter since she was tiny and we used to call this place the 'sparkly museum'. Free admission, so you can... More 

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