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The Wallace Collection, London

Categories: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 4,600+ reviews on the web
See some of the world’s finest art at The Wallace Collection, which displays an impressive array of 18th-century French furniture, porcelain, and Old Master paintings. Established in 1897, this museum is arranged into 25 separate galleries with nearly 5,500 objects. Visit the site to see masterpieces by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, de Hooch, Van Dyck, and Joshua Reynolds, to name just a few. The museum also holds a large collection of gold boxes, miniatures, sculptures, and armor. Drop in for a free tour and learn the story behind this outstanding collection, or time your visit to coincide with one of many special events, such as specialized lectures and family activities. Plan to visit The Wallace Collection and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended London attractions using our London vacation planner.
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  • We went with our children aged 5 and 7. We were not sure at the beginning if it will be suitable for their ages but they loved it! All the paintings are stunning and the building is very grand. A love...  read more »
  • Recommend a visit to this Museum, some after being at the British and National Gallery, because for lovers of 700 and 800 centuries is a gem not to be missed. The art gallery in particular is very rich and varied. Admission is free
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  • This is a very Baroque French experience. The porcelain collection is amazing, even if its ‘not your thing’ it is impressive. The Art is very sensual and very French. It is a well worthwhile visit for...  read more »
  • The Wallace Collection is one of the best museums in London containing a varied and interesting collection of exhibits. It's particularly good if you're interested in Arms and Armour, that date back to the 15century, furthermore a really remarkable collection of Paintings, Busts, Furniture, Clocks, all set in a very luxurious house. Without spending a single pound, you can enjoy this remarkable exhibition and enjoy a lunch in there open restaurant, that has an enclosed glass roof, while enjoying a glass of wine. nothing short of amazing
  • I came here on a Friday afternoon and absolutely loved this wonderful collection of historical arts, antiques and armory. There were 3 floors to explore and each room had its own theme with vibrant wall colours. It's very hard to leave this place without thinking/saying "WOW!". Even though the entrance was free, we really wanted to contribute with a small donation before leaving, to help this true hidden gem in London keep going. Their courtyard cafe (under the glass roof) is spacious and airy. Lovely place for a traditional afternoon English tea with scones and jam :)
  • I love this place. It feels like my own secret museum in London and everyone I know feels the same way. A fantastic collection of armour and weapons, as well as a myriad of other works, including the Laughing Cavalier. Excellent for afternoon tea!
  • One of my favorite museum in London. Absolutely stunning and beautiful interior surrounded by over 5000 paintings from 15th to 18th century. I feel like I'm instantly traveling to the 18th century with all the beautifully kept antiques and weapons. They even serve afternoon tea at their beautiful Wallace Restaurant.
  • An absolutely amazing collection of stuff. An eclectic monument to one family's contribution to Britain's cultural kleptomania! Much less rigidly structured than a lot of museums, but all the more fascinating for it. Includes a fantastic brasserie if you want to treat yourself to an excellent meal.
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