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Wallace Collection

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Address: Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7563 9500
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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Visit with a homeschooling group

Lovely location, lots to see and do. Did a printing workshop staff were splendid. Children really enjoyed themselves.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely location, lots to see and do. Did a printing workshop staff were splendid. Children really enjoyed themselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited before but following a refurbishment thought it time for asecond visit. We were not dissappointed. A private collection, left to the nation it consists fine chine, furniture, paintings etc. A lovely tea in the conservatory too!

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

A fascinating place to visit. We had a guided tour given to our art group and it was really interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A superb collection of French art and furniture. London has so many magnificent galleries. I had never visited this one. You could spend many hours here. I lasted about two hours, and then my brain needed re-charged. So I then retired to the cafe in the atrium which is also good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A large collection of well-known and valuable art works. Immaculately kept building and well displayed. As a 'free' attraction it is a 'must see'. Allow at least three hours for a visit, there is so muchy to see, including the largest collection of arms and armour in London!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visit the Wallace Collection regularily, while the wife is whiling away the hours in Primark. It is a great place with beautuful paintings in a beautiful surrounding. Even more so as the House has been recenly renovated. It is tucked away in Manchester Square, which is where the cover to the Beatles L.P. Please Please Me was taken.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wallace collection provides an opportunity to view the former townhouse of the Seymour family and view a large number of paintings, furniture, arms & armour, porcelain and Old Master paintings from the 18c. Sadly, this was my least favorite museum in London. We participated in part of a tour but found the pace slow and too much detail. Unless... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great hidden gem. It holds a great selection of art just off Oxford Street. It's worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Wallace Collection as part of a mystery tour. I travel to London a LOT, but never knew this place existed. It really is a hidden gem with everything from paintings to guns and swords. There is even a full size horse with an armoured man on top. They have a beautiful restaurant, The Orangery with glass ceilings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must for all art lovers and anybody interested in old buildings. Such a vast collection of art and by some really well known artists means that three is something for everyone. Add in the furniture, vases and the guns and armour and you have all bases covered. Then of course there is the house itself, simply beautiful. Admission is... More 

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