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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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Wonderful Private Collection and Afternoon Tea

The museum is in a district with many embassies, so it it s very nice part of London. This collection a gem of a private collection that focuses on pieces from or connected to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The museum is in a district with many embassies, so it it s very nice part of London. This collection a gem of a private collection that focuses on pieces from or connected to Versailles with Louis XIV and Louis XVI, European and Middle Easter Armour, Dutch painting such as Rembrandts, and prized Asian export pieces. I love having tea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This great little museum is set in a house on a lovely square. It is full of world-class paintings and furniture. They have just renovated the grand gallery and it just gleams. Go see to Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hal - one of my favourite paintings in the world. The Marie Antoinette Room has more objects owned by her than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Others have extolled the virtues of this wonderful townhouse museum, collected between about 1760 and 1880 by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess. (These people had money.) It's a terrific collection -- I personally like Titian, and there are two of them. Also Gainsboroughs, Rembrandts, and the most famous of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Free entry.Near Euston stations,and a nice coffee shop and book shop.Well worth a look.I visited the Forensics Exhibition in June 2015.If you have time before your train,pay a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

a really eclectic collection - presented in an easily taken in way and with easy waking distance of Selfridges, the lovely Durrants Hotel and good pubs and restaurants in Marylebone High Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Well we finally made it to The Wallace collection and we are happy to say it is a smaller museum with a lot to offer the art part of your life. The armory was top rate and the paintings are impressive, even old Wellington was here and there. You can photo most of it unless described on the info plaque... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The Wallace Collection is truly one of the great museums of London not as famous as the great British Museum or The Tate's etc But a beautiful & intimate museum that is always easy to get into,never crowded & small enough to enjoy in a couple of hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had read about this collection, and it surpassed all our expectations. What a great collection of art here: medieval and renaissance objects, porcelain, arms and armoury, great masters like Titian, Rembrandt, Velasquez, caskets, clocks, furniture by Andre-Charles Boulle, and so much more, all in this wonderfully preserved mansion. This collection is so worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A 'must visit ' place if you appreciate art - without all the fuss of the big museums and galleries. The building itself is charming and the permanent collection is breathtaking, one of the finest. A short walk from Baker Street or Bond Street stations. The admission is free. It's worth checking their website before visiting since it could be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is fantastic. Room after room is breathtaking. This is a large mansion owned by the Wallace family in the 1800's. They were avid collectors as you will see. The large gallery upstairs as you walk up the majestic staircase is something to see- rivals that of the Louvre and National Gallery. Masterpiece after masterpiece. There are objects and... More 

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