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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 1,084 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is free, always empty, and beautiful. Who knew the Laughing Cavalier was almost directly behind Selfridges? Off the beaten track yet still in the heart of London, always new artworks and (Marie Antoinette's) furniture to discover. The guides and volunteers are incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable and very willing to share their wisdom with you. The restaurant is delicious and... More

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Plano, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This has a fabulous collection of things. It is one of those museums off the beaten path of most tourists. It can be done in a couple of hours and then you can sit in the delightful restaurant on premise have some tea and a very fine meal. They were in the process of renovating one of the rooms when... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing collection of art, furniture, arms and armour etc. in a fantastic former family home. Get up close to old masters including The Laughing Cavalier and many more. Interested in art... you must visit.

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London
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Take a very large house in the centre of London, cram it with art, furniture, armour and anything else. Add lectures and tours, a lovely outside cafe/ restaurant and what do you get - one of the best days to be had in London. Kids love it - they can try the armour and gawp at the weapons, adults always... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Words cannot describe the wealth and breadth of this collection. Mind blowing if you are actually looking. Many of the exhibits are the best in the world bar none. I gave up after a few hours on the ground floor as I was literally incapable of taking any more in. I shall return and see the rest, probably in two... More

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Los Angeles, California
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73 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It has it all - the mansion's rooms with fireplaces, wallcoverings, furniture, drapes, accessories - with a collection of not entirely interesting paintings (to me -- but the Grand Gallery was still closed for work), plus the outstanding porcelain (if you're into that) and armory. To top it off, there are a variety of ways (most free) to find out... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I am so glad I made time to go here. The house itself is beautiful and the art is wonderful. The decorative arts (furniture, clocks, chandeliers, etc.) plus all the rest make for an excellent all-round experience. Take time to go. I did not eat here, but it looked good.

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Bucharest, Romania
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16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great wonderfully restored mansion in the center of London in a quiet square, Although the great hall was closed I tremendously enjoyed my visit, do not forget the audioguide with lots if information.The rooms and the art objects (paintings, furniture,porcelain,clocks )are beautifully displayed, take time to look at the wonderful miniatures which are covered in order to protect them from... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favourite galleries and I have been coming here all my life. Before my children ran away to boarding school I brought them here weekly and like me they never tired of it. I'm always hungry after all the excitement of the art and was delighted when they installed the restaurant. The food is surprisingly fabulous... More

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chrissy51
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful collection of paintings, armour, porcelain, and furniture to browse through, that I loved, the restaurant for tea, that I didn't, we were first in there, the only one's in there, waited forever... better places to have a cup of tea, but do go for the collection

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