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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 1,111 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

A superb museum. Full of interesting paintings, weapons, porcelain etc etc. This is a gem, the atmosphere is also peaceful and serene. A must see if you are visiting London.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A beautiful building with amazing Art, Armoury and lots of 'pretties'. Also a truly decadent restaurant. Was a great place to wander b4 Oxford St opened on a sunday. Very disabled friendly too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Not so many people know about this museum compared to the more famous ones in London . It has a wonderful collection of arms and armour and some spectacular furniture and art. It is housed in a former grand home in Manchester Square which is easy to find

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Newly renovated, the place is gleaming and some of the rooms are truly beautiful. Magnificent paintings on display, and a marvellous armoury towards the back. Very formal looking cafe/restaurant. Staff were welcoming but it doesn't seem the sort of place that would permit relaxation. This theme carries through to the galleries: staff here were snooty. We were made to feel... More

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a really nice, small museum. It has some fantastic paintings, Velasquez, Poussin, Rembrandt, etc. exquisite antique weaponry, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, etc. yet feels very intimate. The guards are helpful. My son had hurt his knee earlier in the day, and the guards made sure he knew where the elevator was to all floors and showed him to a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Wallace Collection is situated just behind Selfridges off Oxford Street. A private Collection of paintings and artifacts that are stunning. There is a beautiful painting of the young Queen Victoria - although my favourite is Brizo - a dog. Interesting place to take friends, and enjoy quiet time looking at such a beautiful Collection. For anyone who knows Paris... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Haven't been since the refurb, but this museum, close behind Oxford Road behind Selfridge's, is one of the great unsung treasures of London, chock-a-block filled with truly great paintings, furniture, clocks, china, snuff boxes, knickknacks, and armour, plus a fine shop. Not to be missed. The date of my visit is prior to the one listed here but it's ALWAYS... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Lovely museum away from the crowds. Fabulous collection displayed in a beautiful home. There is a restaurant is in covered courtyard - lovely ambiance

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

London has the most top 10 visited museums in the world, but you can beat the queues and masses at the British Museum and Victoria and Albert by visiting the Wallace Collection. Expect an explosion of some of the finest examples of french fine and decorative art. I would compare the Wallace collection to the Frick Collection in NY, they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a great place to meander - it wasn't packed when I was there and it's very eclectic, like going round a very posh house. The staff were really lovely and it's so small you can have a brush against a wide range of pictures and furniture and the indoor cafe is lovely. Service was pretty slow when I... More

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