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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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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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Fine French Finds

Always amazed at the amount of exquisite 18thc. Furniture and art there is at the Wallace Collection. Remembered that Wallace spent years in Paris collecting, refining and... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always amazed at the amount of exquisite 18thc. Furniture and art there is at the Wallace Collection. Remembered that Wallace spent years in Paris collecting, refining and curating his possessions until they were without equal. He also gave Paris the famous Wallace fountains as a thank you legacy. The Collection is housed in a beautiful building on an almost intact... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is simply spectacular. One of the greatest free things on earth. An amazing collection of art, porcelain and furniture in a beautiful setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent three delightful hours giving the Wallace it's due last week. It is by far the best house art museum on earth. The Frick in NY is also superb, and in a more beautiful house, but the Wallace was obviously what Frick (and Henry Huntington in Pasadena, and even Norton Simon there much later) was inspired by. Don't rush... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came her with my wife as a prelude to something else we had planned in the early afternoon. Wonderful porcelain and artwork - astonishing to think all these pieces had been in the ownership of 1 family. But the real deal for me was the armour. Amazing to see all these many full suits in 1 place. Lots of Teutonic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building, bequeathed to the nation. The paintings by Boucher and Fragonard are exquisite. The silver and chinaware is breathtaking. Afternoon tea in the orangerie atrium is very good value. Always make a reservation as it can get busy in the summer. One visit here will not be enough, the gallery is a gem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great to see the collection but make sure you dont leave this place before having tea in the conservatory.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Prefer to come here on each of my London visits, as it is impossible to appreciate all the richness and verity of the collection during a single tour. Impressive furniture on display along with many prominent painters in an enchanting setting. Located in a beautiful central area of Marylebone High Street with its cafes and shops, the Wallace collection can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are an art lover this should be at the top of your list. The breadth depth and the quality of the collection cannot be overstated. This rivals some of the best art museums in the world. The terms of the bequest of the collection states that nothing can be removed or even lent. So if you want to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

seen exhibitions here as well as the standard galleries and on this occasion was having a business meeting in the courtyard cafe which is really lovely and an oasis just moments from Baker Street and Oxfortd Street.

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Private mansion now a National Museum. The collections acquired throughout generations of the family is overwhelming. One can only glance into the house, concentrate in a couple of items or areas and keep moving throughout the mansion. There are plenty of sitting opportunities to languish Your eyesight and contemplate the art pieces. Funny how the eye and senses are sharpen... More 

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