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Wallace Collection

Address: Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England (Marylebone)
Phone Number: 44 20 7563 9500
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Ranked #14 of 2,399 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Both a national museum and a prestigious private collection of art bequeathed by Lady Wallace in...
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Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous. restaurant excellent. Seeing how the super wealthy aristocracy used to live in in their Town Homes in Central London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This museum has a remarkable selection of items collected by several curators over the years. The helmets, ivory carvings and of course paintings are delightful. Nice cafe to finish the visit. Free of course.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

World-class collection of great paintings, housed in a wonderful mansion in Marylebone. The excellence of the exhibits is a testament to the foresight and good tastes of its 5 founders. We spent the most time at the refurbished Great Gallery -- filled with masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, etc. Also outstanding is the collection of Venetian paintings by Canaletto and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had only heard of this place by using Trip Advisor. Like other museums it is free and really enjoyable. I loved the Canalettto paintings and miniatures in particular but there is so much more to see, fantastic China, armour, furniture etc. You can get up close to everything and take pictures if you want. We had cake in the cafe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Wallace Collection is very eclectic. There are paintings by Canetto, Rembrandt and many more. There is a large collection of arms and armour. It is not very large but well worth a visit!

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This house on a quiet square in West London is filled to the brim with wonderful art, beautiful antiques and fascinating weapons and Armour. The staff are friendly and helpful. There were extra activities such as regency dance classes, this was in half term. Entry was free and there are audio guides for a small fee. Look out Fragonard's' The... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a house full of real treasures, with beautiful decor and chandeliers. There is an interesting collection of art and furnishings, including Marie Antoinette's writing desk. Particularly like the painting of Sophie Arnaud, she has a memorably beautiful face. Very nice coffee and cake in the cafe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is excellent. The food is delicious and well worth the cost. I learnt at my visit that the museum is not receiving enough funding in order to keep all the galleries open to the public, which is a great shame. This is a fabulous collection, so I highly recommend leaving a small donation if you do go in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I visited the Wallace Collection with my brother. It is the most marvelous collection of artworks I have seen. Perhaps because it is a private collection it is even more marvelous. But I suspect the best thing about it was the tour guide. She was an enthusiastic older woman who had airs and graces about her that I feel put... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My first time here and I loved it, this is a must see for anyone who appreciates art and beautiful furniture, although too much for one visit so will be going back !

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