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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 1,153 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting gallery in Manchester Square, just north of Oxford Street. It houses the collection accumulated by one family in a building which was once one of their homes. The collection was given to the nation many years ago and is certainly varied. There are paintings, miniatures, furniture and pottery from the 15th to the 19th centuries. While... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

didn't really do the whole tour, my mother had lunch there, I was dropping here off She loved it. I was really impressed with building, the restaurant location is great . Can't comment on the quality of the food. I would definitely go back

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is more than an art gallery, it's a relic of how the upper crust lived in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The collection was assembled by the Marquesses of Herford over a period of more than a hundred years, particularly by the fourth Marquess, who was one of the great collectors of the nineteenth century. It has hundreds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Fit this one into your agenda! Really terrfic, smaller museum - less crowded with a wonderful collection. Cafe is very good, too. Doesn't take all day to tour - we had about 2 hours and very much enjoyed our time at The Wallace.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum is a lovely and refreshingly quiet place to see interesting art including some beautiful Sevres, and some of the best marble tops in town. One in particular, on a console below a Canaletto which takes people's attention, is so delicately done,marquettery style, it's worth the visit for it alone. Delightful! The paintings are of variable quality, but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you love history and art and a great morning or afternoon tea this is for you. A true gem with no huge crowds.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a well presented mixture of art, armoury and other artifacts. As it was all collected before 1900 there is nothing particularly modern. This could of course be a distinct advantage, depending on your personal taste. The main collection is spread over two floors, and it is well worth spending a couple of hours there. There is a shop... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

very interesting and nice collections, although the addition of so many furnitures and pieces of art does not really look like a true house, according to today's tastes. The armory room is superb as most of the pieces in the collection. Worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I recommend the Wallace Collection , The Mansion has been refurbished and the paintings re-hung, and the rich, glowing colors of the silk damask really set off this beautiful collection of paintings, furniture and artifacts. The place has no crowds - if you like viewing art in peaceful surroundings, this is the place for you! nearby you have St Christopher's... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing collection of art, furniture, guns and great architecture. Great cafe at the back. The Wallace is a hidden gem at the back of Selfridges.

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