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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 1,098 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The Wallace collection is a gem just north of Oxford street. A beautiful house crammed full of the most delightful and sumptuous art, furniture and paintings. It is well worth a visit and indeed would take several visits to take in all that is on show. It has a lovely cafe in an atrium in side the building. Highly recommended... More

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Beaconsfield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Some outstanding works of art here - popped in and was amazed to find works by Canaletto, Titian, Rembrandt. So this is where to find the 'Laughing Cavalier' and 'The swing'. Fabulous collection of snuffboxes. Definitely worth 2 hours in this quiet part of London - yet close to the shops/ restaurants for the rest of a day in London.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Incredible collection - especially if a fan of Marie Antoinette.. trinkets and mirrors belonging to her and other notable french kings and royalty of past - the best thing is that NO items are loaned out meaning in order to see these items one has to go here

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of pre-revolutionary French art, ceramics and furniture. Also lots of mediaeval arms and armour from all over europe and asia. With lots of other stuff (including some good paintings) all in a lovely house. Restaurant is good to.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful art collection in a beautiful building. Out of the way, so crowds are not usually a problem. Eclectic and fun, but good quality art tastefully displayed.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The location is just a few strides away from London's busy Oxford St. A marvellous old Town House just crammed with things of beauty. Rather like the Tomb of Tutankhamun, 'What can you see?' 'Wondrous things'. Indeed. that's about it. Fabulous things, collected just because they are exquisite, charming and/or a delight to the eye. This is not ideal for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A beautiful mansion with exquisite paintings and furniture. The rooms are beautiful. Not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to numerous museums in London but have never been somewhere as intimate and unique as the Wallace Collection. This gorgeous mansion houses the personal collection of the Wallace family, including masterpieces such as "The Swing", "The Laughing Cavalier", an extensive collection of European armor, and numerous Dutch paintings. The museum itself feels like you are walking back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

You will not be disappointed by this exquisite building and its bounty of contents. Staff are helpful and knowledgable in the content.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I am an event and wedding planner and this venue is one of my favourites. I was lucky enough be shown around this stunning museum on a site visit for a wedding on behalf of clients. I was truly wowed by the exquisite rooms and the magnificent way it has been looked after. The museum holds some fabulous works of... More

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