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Wallace Collection

Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England (Marylebone)
44 20 7563 9500
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Ranked #8 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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LOndon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This hidden museum, just behind Selfridges is worth a visit. Great object d'art and lovely restaurant and bar at the back. Small, but so very interesting.

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

So easy to get round with its eclectic mix of exhibits. Home of the Laughing Cavalier & so much more it's a MUST. Lovely atrium cafe.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This lovely little museum is a rare treasure. Like a hidden gem, right near Oxford Street, it is not on the main path for museum visitors, yet it houses some of the most amazing collections in London! Be sure to see the collection of rare old erotic postcards, the armory and the furniture and nick-nacks from Marie Antoinette

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Wallace Collection lives in a beautifully elegant period house in Manchester Square - just north of London's Selfridges store. It has one of the most beautiful collections of period art and furniture and is a delightful way to spend a few hours in relatively crowd-free surroundings admiring exquisite art.

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Exeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An easy to tour and view a unique collection of beautiful paintings, furniture, pottery. Lovely restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm always surprised that the Wallace Collection isn't better known and more widely visited by tourists. It's a real treasure house - and it has an excellent restaurant in what used to be the garden.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In the centre of this building is an amazing restaurant/cafe with a glass atrium roof and seems to be where the aristocracy hang out.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The building is well maintained, there is a lot of paintings but the best one is "The swing". After that, wall around the area, is great or go shopping to Oxford Street

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Or possibly, a hidden gem a lot of people manage to find! An old mansion belonging to the Marquesses of Hertford and then bought by Sir Richard Wallace, the ilegitimate son of the fourth Marquess. All great collectors, so a family collection, not a curators' one. Fantastic display of armour, some stunning paintings. The Laughing Cavalier. Fragonard's The Swing. Watteau.... More

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went there some years go. OK if you are in the area and can do it without a detour especially if art is your thing

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