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Apsley House

Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
+44 20 7499 5676
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Apsley House is internationally famous as the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington and his descendants. As such it is also a memorial to Britain’s triumph over the Napoleonic threat. It is also significant as a restored historic house, a celebration of Regency style, a museum commemorating the 1st Duke and the home of an outstanding collection of decorative and fine art. Perhaps the most important aspect of the interiors at Apsley House is the magnificent collection of fine and decorative arts, formerly part of the collections of the 1st Duke of Wellington. Over 3,000 fine paintings, sculptures, and works or art fashioned in silver, porcelain, porphyry, batons, swords and orders, given to Britain’s greatest military hero by grateful emperors, tsars and kings, are on display. Most notable are: Sculptures by Canova, including the statue of Napoleon originally commissioned from the Italian sculptor by Napoleon himself & paintings acquired by the 1st Duke from the Spanish royal collection.
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Apsley House 149 Piccadilly | Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT, England
Knightsbridge
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A grand house with a some excellent art works, but extraordinary mainly for the light it sheds on its magnificent original owner. The dining room is decorated with life-size portraits of the various Kings and Emperors who were signatories to the Treaty of Vienna 1815...More

Thank 124Brian124
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have hurried past Apsley House hundreds of times, on our past trips. We were often walking in front, or just behind, often headed to, or from Knightsbridge. For some years, I did not even realize that it was a museum. In October, after our...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If Churchill is currently in vogue as top 20th Century Brit then Duke of Wellington must have been in 19th Century. It’s not the house which is as interesting as the art and trophies which were bestowed on him and the history of him being...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I arrived with a group of 50 or so on a very cold Sunday afternoon. As we stood in the entrance hall, there was no greeting, no welcome, no explanation, only one person saying 'No, you can't have the audio guides, those are for people...More

Thank Christine P
MarcusCribb, General Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Christine. Sorry to hear about your experience. I have spoken to the manager on the day. It turns out there is no record of your group having booked at all, which for numbers of 50 we would normally require, this led to some confusion...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017

I was grateful that we were "treated" to a visit to Apsley House because I would have felt over-charged had I paid the full amount, even for a senior citizen. We had 2 children with us, aged 4 and 7, it was a wet Sunday...More

Thank wyntyll
MarcusCribb, General Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Aplsey House. Sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your visit. We are pleased that you did appreciate the original interiors and collection however. We do have a complimentary audio guide with an...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017

The residence of the Duke of Wellington with beautiful masterpieces on display - the house is not just a house museum but one full of artistic treasures as well. Definitely worth a visit, definitely worth using the audioguide to get the most out of the...More

2  Thank vichy
MarcusCribb, General Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Apsley House. We take on your feedback, especially about one of our team and will pass it on. We are very pleased you enjoyed the guide and your visit. Do please visit...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

This was worth the trip to visit.A beautiful home that actually felt like an oasis of quiet in such a busy location. Staff were knowledgeable and very friendly-audio tour made the whole visit very interesting.

1  Thank mooney3h
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was an amazing heritage building I visited a couple of years ago, never seen so many medals in all my life the duke was a true warrior and probably one of the best soldiers in his time,, check it out

2  Thank WILDSURFER2018
Reviewed 14 November 2017

An English Heritage attraction which is well worth a visit. Now I know just in so much of high regard Wellington regarded Napoleon as he is everywhere! The visit is self-guided using audio/visual sets - these are a must. Don't try and steal the dinner...More

Thank Cokeoven-Manager
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Tells the story of the first Duke of Wellington through his London house, bought and extended to entertain and to house the art and presents he received for defeating Napoleon. A good audio guide,which has video and extra information where it is needed. However it...More

2  Thank nicmx5
Yeoman_89, Manager at Apsley House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Apsley House. We take on your feedback, especially about one of our team and will pass it on. We are very pleased you enjoyed the guide and your visit. Do please visit...More

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vichy
28 November 2017|
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Response from Pukeko54 | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours to do it thoroughly, but the audio guide can be moved on so if short of time can be done more quickly
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moe45
16 July 2016|
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Response from jdubya993 | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets for each attraction individually or together which actually work out cheaper. The people who work there will advise you accordingly as they are very good and helpful. Hope that helps 😀
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