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Wallace Collection

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A free to visit, national museum in the heart of central London. Originally a private collection, the artwork was bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace in 1897. This attraction features one of the world's best collections of French 18th-century...more
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Hertford House Manchester Square | Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting collection left to the nation that is just behind Oxford street but feels off the beaten track. Well worth seeking out

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was once a family home and is very elegant. The paintings and objects are well displayed and there is great variety. The shop has some quality items.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ann h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family collection museum in a gorgeous home, CHOCKED FULL of beautiful art, furniture, china. This is not to be missed. Nice restaurant inside with a very elegant feel.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wallace Collection, hidden in Mayfair just north of Oxford St above Selfridges is a rare treat. It was a private collection and is housed in a large home. Of note is the spectacular array of armour. The paintings are of special note because they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 520carolynr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is this a hidden gem ? None of my friends (all Londoners) knew anything about it other than its a museum. Dining in the big atrium is a neat experience. The food and menu is relatively simple but all very well cooked and presented. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shame on you if you have been to London and have not been here! Not the best advertised place, but a very short walk from Oxford Street, and ought to be one of the most visited sites in the Capitol. But for some strange reason...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from one of the best art collections in London this place is wonderful as it never seems to get crowded despite being located just 5 minutes walk from bustling Oxford Street. There are too many highlights to mention them individually but the collection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the midst of London museums, you might miss this one, but highly recommend a visit with a guided tour. That day, Midori, led mine with grace, wit, and knowledge to captivate the visitors. Her colorful coverage of the five generations and alignment with art...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wallace Collection is one of London's truly hidden gems. It contains so many extraordinary and well known pieces of art, it has to be seen to be believed!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a Business Reception last evening at the Wallace Collection (an excellent venue for any Corporates looking to attract a quality audience) and not only did this prove productive professionally it also provided to look around a selective number of the various collections on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of
Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as
pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The
bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it
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April 6, 2018|
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Response from dont-visit-hornimans | Reviewed this property |
no booking for entrance. see the collection from 3 points of view, the artefacts, the story and the temporary exhibitions
February 26, 2018|
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Response from Christopher G | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I had afternoon tea & cake (not a set tea) back in December and found the food etc fine.
January 26, 2018|
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Response from LarryRuth | Reviewed this property |
It is fairly large and the size of the crowds does not seem to be a problem at any time.
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Nijmegen, Netherlands
Would this be doable?(walk-BooroughM-SouthwarkC-WallaceC) (5 Replies)
Hey 5 weeks to go :) I've just about finalised my itinerary and I've read so many nice comments about the Wallace Collectiin that I would love to go. I also read that they have a guided tour at 14:30 so I was thinking about perhaps doing the following -10:30 Londons Hidden Village walk, starts at Tower Hill tube (http://www.walks.com/London_Walks_Home/Thursdays_Walks/default.aspx#24068 ) -Borough Market -Southwark Cathedral -Wallace Collection, hopefully in time for the tour ...More
August 28, 2012|
Response fromClemrick|
Yes, do the Cathedral before the walk, that way you can have a leisurely lunch and stroll through Borough Market before being at the Wallace Collection at 14:30.
Memphis, Tennessee
More art (8 Replies)
Ok--I've been to the National Gallery, the V&A, the British Museum, both Tates, the Wallace Collection, and the Courtauld. I like art from almost any period, although I find 18th-century art is often kind of a bore for me. Where should I go for more art?
July 24, 2018|
Response fromJane C|
The Tate Modern and The Tate Britain, The Serpentine Gallery, The Mall. If you are in the East end of London, there are a number of modern galleries which have opened up since I left London, when it was just The Cube and Whitechapel Gallery. You might want also want to visit some of the auction houses too as these are from private collections which we rarely get to see.
Melbourne, Australia
two museums in one day (15 Replies)
Would visiting the British Museum and the Wallace collection be too much for one day. Am I not giving them enough time, I have a limited attention span in most museums and I am thinking that a guided tour through the British Museum would work for me. Are they a good pairing for a day or am I rushing. Any other suggestions would be great.. Thank you.
October 19, 2015|
Response fromadamhornets|
Mrs Hornets and myself both suffer from a little reported but actually quite common affliction called museumitis whereby the sufferer goes into a trance and is unable to take on board any information after a a couple of hours of wandering. It sounds as if you may also be a sufferer. On which case I would stick to one museum a day especially when visiting one as large as the British Museum. The Wallace Collection is much smaller and could possibly be combined with another small museum should...More