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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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The Wonderful Wallace

My favourite museum in London. The range of great pieces in one place is almost unique. The basis of the endowment is also unqiue. If you have time for only a few museums in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My favourite museum in London. The range of great pieces in one place is almost unique. The basis of the endowment is also unqiue. If you have time for only a few museums in London, this should be one of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This might have been my favorite museum in London, especially among the smaller museums. I still managed to stay a good part of the day because I enjoyed the collection so much and I particularly liked the free guided highlights tour I went on even though I do not usually like tours. Our guide was an arts professional and very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Popped in here before going off on a stag do to get some culture beforehand! Amazing artwork and artefacts here, and there is a huge armoury room as well. Great just wandering around and soaking it all up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My five and six year olds love this place - and I like it for evening functions too! If you are going with kids, maybe think about starting in the basement - there is some very unsung kids stuff there (hugely heavy suits of armour - a real lesson for the kids!) and then up via the armour. That said,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you have a little bit of time for yourself and you like be surrounded by beauty this is a unique place, were You can also enjoy an afternoon tea !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

a lovely house full of all sorts of treasures. Conservatory area to have a drink if a little expensive, but then you don't pay to go in. Thoroughly enjoyed the 4 hours there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Friends told us about this smaller museum which had a fabulous collection of art including amazing guns, knight's armor and lances. It also had a lovely restaurant in a center classed in courtyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I love the paintings and ornate (slightly over the top :) ) rooms but by far my favourite part is getting to dress up in the chain-mail and armour in the basement, it's so heavy! and your travelling companions look very funny in armour too. Good fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Entrance is free and the whole environment is friendly. Photography without flash is allowed. It's a private collection' moved from France in the 19th century with many notable items such as the laughing cavalier (Franz Hals) and many private miniatures of Boney and his family. The building is magnificent. Great to dip into.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place but hidden away but that good as it is quite the tea room can get busy. So not good but the collection is free

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