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Wallace Collection

Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England (Marylebone)
44 20 7563 9500
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Ranked #7 of 1,134 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Fee: No
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... more » 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. « less
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Dorset, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent exhibits and not too huge a place that you can't view everything in one visit. Beautiful restaurant as well.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The collection is quite extensive and walking around you can see how meticulously maintained the space is. It's great for an hour or two or for a longer stay.

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Hill Ridware, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Need I say more - That's a good enough reason alone to miander around the gallery and take it all in - Allow a couple of hours as there's lots to see and make time for a coffee in the central atrium

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was by chance that someone recommended The Wallace Collection. How glad we were that they did! It is absolutely brilliant! Everything about this place is awesome! Original works of art by famous painters along with objets d'art sit amongst beautiful period furniture, much of it French in origin. This charming house is well worth a visit. And whats more... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a breathtaking museum. It's almost a 'best kept secret', because it's always quiet and empty, and it's for free!!!! Not only the painting collection is amazing (several Canalettos) but the house itself is absolutely gorgeous. Do go to take a break from busy Oxford Street, and stay for coffee in their restaurant. You might not want to leave!

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a stunning house to find in central London. Opulence in every room and a place to return and return. They even do cream teas nd lunches now.... Stunning!

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Athens, Greece
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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a central attraction that gives the opportunity to see a beautiful place full of antiques, porcelains, and knight armor. It is very close to the heart of the city, a hidden gem to relax and enjoy a very nice collection.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I've visited the Wallace Collection several times over the years, and returned yesterday after a gap of 2 years. It was such a pleasure to re-discover all the delights of this imposing former home. The work they have undertaken since my last visit has really enhanced the visitor experience and improved an already fantastic museum. We spent a very happy... More

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NY
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I've visited nearly every museum in London and this one is at the very top. Not only is the collection shocking but the home itself is an absolute must see. The paintings, sculpture, French furniture and Arms & Armor are mind boggling. This is one of the greatest private collections I've seen anywhere in the world.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing collection of paintings and artefacts set in a beautiful setting all for a very reasonable entrance fee a must see!

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