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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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possibly my favourite gallery! a unique experience the feeling of visiting a grand house.make sure you have lunch which is really enjoyable

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

possibly my favourite gallery! a unique experience the feeling of visiting a grand house.make sure you have lunch which is really enjoyable

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful collection in a magnificent home. The Laughing Cavilier and a Rembrandt self portrait are among the highlights. Admission was free and it is hard to find better value anywhere in London. There is a wonderful glass covered internal courtyard that sells one of the best Victoria sponges that I tasted in London. All up an excellent experience.

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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of our trip to London. I am a history buff with a love for arms and armor. There is plenty of that to se here. All very ornamental and fabulous. It's hard to believe how old the articles you're looking at actually are.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Great collection, rather more varied than the usual museum and staff are helpful and keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the collection.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is deservedly the number one attraction on TripAdvisor, the collections and setting are stunning. The staff are friendly and efficient. There is so much to see in this treasure house and it is important to stay fresh, not become information overloaded, and take a break using the excellent catering facilities. However, please take time to discover the story behind... More 

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Surrey
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Don't miss out on this hidden gem in London. Amazing gallery. Take plenty of time to visit, and relax in the cafe after the visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The armoury was stunning. Beautifully displayed and documented. Lots of famous paintings, time-pieces, furniture and a lovely cafe. Free but please leave a donation.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The rooms and art look better than ever after recent refurbishment. I would say that this is a pretty unknown destination, but it seems to be ranked no 1. Rarely crowded. A delight.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A fantastic eaterie in a stunning building filled with the treasure of The Wallace Collection. The restaurant is in the glass covered well of the building and is flooded with light. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and the food while basic is good value for money. It feels like a special day out to go tour the museum rooms... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

No wonder this ranks as the number one in London. This amazing house with its incredible collection is an absolute must. Also to be visited is the cafe, superb food, excellent service and great value.

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