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Wallace Collection

#14 of 1,526 things to do in London
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Address: Hertford House Manchester Square | 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
Fee: No
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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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Well its free and excellent if you like c17/18

First of all i see reviews offering paid trips here. As with the majority of UK museums it is free. I popped in for a quick look on my way home from shopping on Ofxord Street. It... read more

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Shanghang County, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all i see reviews offering paid trips here. As with the majority of UK museums it is free. I popped in for a quick look on my way home from shopping on Ofxord Street. It is a magnificent building with a fantastic collection of European c17/18 paintings majollica and armour. Not my cup of tea, but undoubtedly a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

how did I never know about this amazing collection and the restaurant in the atrium. The Laughing Cavalier, the Girl on the Swing, amazing French 18th century furniture, Severe porcelain of epic colours and its FREE due to the bequest by the owner for it to be open to the public - QUICK visit now

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go and see arms from many countries including horse and knights sheilds this is an amazing house with a great free display

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a rainy afternoon during the Christmas 2016 holidays, we stumbled upon The Wallace Collection. It was like finding a treasure. The world class art, porcelain, armor, cameo etc collection is extraordinary. The center of the house now houses an inviting and delicious cafe, perfect for a rainy day break. Each room offers helpful and interesting information as to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An 18th century townhouse, superbly kept in all it's splendour. The art collection (paintings, sculptures, an impressive armory, etc) is amazing, but having access to an 18th century house, complete with original furniture, wallpaper, tapestries... is glorious. An absolute must-see.

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

This museum is out of the way and does not get as crowded as other museums in London. It is well laid out and just about the right size to take everything and not be overwhelmed. The café has a wonderful ambience and is very beautifully decorated. One of the best places in London to have Afternoon Tea with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yet another of the free-admission museums that make London such a desirable tourist destination! The Wallace Collection is packed with art and artifacts, and while it's probably not the most suitable place for children there is plenty to hold adults' interest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This free to enter former grand London mansion is packed full of art treasures. There is a light and airy restaurant at the rear of the house. Worth a visit. It nestles behind the hub bub of Oxford Street in a quaint London Square containing a private garden. Sorry only local residents who pay to have a key can have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live right next to here and would visit often. Amazing to think this was all one private collection! My favorite is the portrait of young queen Victoria. Really neat to see that side of her.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

London is blessed with many free museums and exhibitions. Despite the cost of many things, it remains one of the best cities in the world to enjoy great art at no charge. The National and National Portrait Galleries and the Kensington Museums may be the best known, and many people are unaware of the riches in some of the lesser-known... More 

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