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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
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Description: 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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One of my favourite galleries in London

Very beautiful art collection. Love the architecture of the house and the cafe in the courtyard is great to catch up with friends in a quite and fashionable place

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful art collection. Love the architecture of the house and the cafe in the courtyard is great to catch up with friends in a quite and fashionable place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The paintings are excellent here. The Swing, The Laughing Cavalier. The armor collection was wonderful. I fully enjoyed this small but perfect museum. It is not overrun with tourists, it is free, and well worth the visit. I highly recommend it!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Masterpieces by Rembrandt, armor and weaponry, Marie Antoinette's furniture, religious art, stately rooms -- you can bring your large diverse family here and everyone will find something of interest. And its free! And Selfridges is a couple blocks away. This museum lets you take non-flash pictures and they are stuffy or arrogant. And there is a central atrium cafe for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Brilliant collection - something for everyone. Paintings are spectacular and location is magnificent. An elegant building full of treasures.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

loved it fresh friendly and relaxing liked it a lots stayed with family sam was nice wand helpful wityh us all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The V&A is my favorite place, but this is a close second. There are some fantastic pictures, be they the "dark" period.. But something for anyone. Lots of small rooms and many levels, very well laid out. Especially liked the armor collection down stairs. Not that well signed, but well worth the walk to get their.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Really went because my partner wanted to look at this place but I enjoyed it more than I expected to! A very extensive collection - and it's free entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

To be honest we aren't huge fans of art but we loved the Wallace Collection for the building, the interior, the furniture, the collection of armory and the art. And it's nestled in the middle of the Marylebone neighborhood of London. Closest Underground for us was Baker Street but the Bond Street station might be better if you are taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you like 18th century French paintings, furniture, porcelain, etc., this is the place for you. You will also find medieval manuscrip illustrations, 17th c Dutch and Spanish paintings, 19th c British art, and lots more. Surprinsing especially when one realizes it was all collected by one family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited after a recommendation and would recommend to others. Artwork displayed in what was once a private residence and home to the 'Laughing Cavalier'.

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