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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 1,085 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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17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Not been for over 40 years. Housed in a Georgian townhouse, the collection was mainly put together in the 18th and 19th centuries. Though probably best known for The Laughing Cavalier by Hals, there are many other old masters on display, by Titian, Reubens, Rembrandt, and many more. There is one of the finest collections of French gold boxes that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Wallace Collection is always worth a visit. It is easy to find, Manchester Place, just behind Oxford Street and has a wonderful collection of paintings, furniture, furnishings with a very plesant restaurant to boot. And of course it houses the sparkling Laughing Cavalier by Hans Hals. I always go to say hello. He makes me smile every time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The collection is vast - but the house itself is manageable and given entry is free, one can pop in for an hour or so and just wander round seeing a few pieces or immersing oneself in it all. Amazing paintings as well as armour and ceramics and statues - all a short walk from the shopping of Selfridges as... More

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

An absorbing collection of various art forms in a peaceful & beautiful setting. Really liked the miniatures and some of the ornaments. Fantastic courtyard restaurant in the atrium.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I had the biggest crush to someone long dead when I visited here - crush to Sir Richard Wallace, who not only brough together such a tasteful and big art collection but also gifted it to London. The museum is free to visit, very informative, lovely to see. Must visit!

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Sabadell, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really good. You will need an audio guide unless you know your art. It gives a great insight into the pieces even if you dont know your art or dont have a mad passion for art. There is also a great (but pricey) tea room which does great afternoon tea, coffee and some slightly overpriced yet tasy main meals. Just... More

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Harrow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Wallace Collection is set in an attractive building in Manchester Square and displays wonderful art, furniture and porcelain as well housing a sizeable armoury. There are regular and varied exhibitions. You can wander round by yourself or join a guided tour at advertised times. We have visited several times and have been on two guided tours. They were different... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Absolutely must see when in London! Stunning interior, incredible artefacts from all over the world, glorious paintings. Just a really unforgettable atmosphere and experience.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wow! A beautiful collection of paintings in exquisite rooms. Free entry with plenty of beautiful paintings which are well spaced out. Fragonard's "The Swing" is popular ( not to my taste but I can see the appeal) otherwise Velasquez, Rembrandt and Titian among others are all worth seeing. This is lovely tranquil gallery to walk around and the eating area... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Wallace is a real gem-free entry and a lovely collection, particularly if you are a fan of the 18th century and/or European armour. Lovely cafe in the courtyard and a nice size gallery, conveniently located near Oxford/Bond Street

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