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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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A wonderful museum and best of all, free admission

Amazing collections in a beautiful building, and FREE! Incredible artwork, whole rooms full of porcelain, suits of armour and everything in between. Also the cafe/restaurant is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing collections in a beautiful building, and FREE! Incredible artwork, whole rooms full of porcelain, suits of armour and everything in between. Also the cafe/restaurant is lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This collection should be better known, but in some ways I am glad it is not, as it remains not crowded! It has a wonderful collection, and I would single out the Sevres, in particular. The tea room, outside, is also a good place for a drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if you are an art lover. There are some amazing paintings by a variety of artists as well as furniture, armour and other artefacts

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Wallace collection is housed in a lovely building but the collection didn't interest me very much. Too many suits of armor and the art wasn't especially exciting to me. I hear from friends that the tea room is a nice place to stop by lunch or tea but I didn't get the chance to do that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's one of the best gallery/museum in London and everyone should see it. There's armour, paintings, weaponry and a fabulous café in the round foyer. Heaven!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

a real treat don't want to spoil it, an opportunity for personal improvement and a useful conversational point for dinner. just go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It is really fantastic place. Not only for arts and furniture, but also cafe and place of the house are really lovely. I recommend go there with strolling outskirt.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Small but interesting, this is another of London's free museums. Gorgeous intricate porcelain......you can see the restorers at work right in front of you and art students capturing the detail of the many artifacts. Fabulous collection of armory as well. We had morning tea in the central cafe, which is highly recommended. Beautiful setting, good service and food.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Hartford House, the home of the Wallace Collection, quietly sits in Manchester Square, a seventeenth century building on the back of Oxford Street, with large and beautifully maintained rooms which retain their original homely charm, rather than that of a museum. Among other works of art, exhibits include paintings, furniture, swords. Free Tour Highlights of the Collection every day at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is definitely worth visiting. It is so beautifully arranged and wish we would of had more time. There is a charming atrium restaurant and a good gift shop with wonderful books, cards and gifts about this amazing large collection. Really enjoyed the time we spent there.

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Address: Address: Hertford House | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7563 9500
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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