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Wallace Collection, London

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See some of the world’s finest art at 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. A visit to Wallace Collection represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London driving holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Wonderful art collection with amazing pieces collected by a single family through a 500-year period. The collection can be visited for free and displays amazing decorative pieces, including porcelain,...  more »
  • Unbelievable it's free! Fantastic collection! many rooms, and a restaurant (I didn't try it). Classical art.  more »
  • A wonderful jewel box only five minutes walk from Oxford Street. Even during peak times The Wallace Collection doesn't feel busy and visitors can spend time enjoying the exhibits/artefacts with the pr...  more »
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  • Breathtaking! A full on experience - almost too much to take in on 1 visit. 25 galleries, packed with exquisite 18th century paintings, porcelain, furniture & armoury. Displayed in sumptuous surroundings - Titian, Goya, Fragonard, Velazquez, Hals & Rembrandt all to be enjoyed for free! The staff are polite & helpful without being intrusive . A beautiful dining area is available with plentiful seating dotted around the museum.
  • The Wallace Collection is a gorgeous art gallery in Hertford House, an 18th century mansion in Manchester Square. It really is a small palace filled with fabulous paintings, porcelain, furniture and armour. It is free to get in, and should not be missed. It also has a wonderful cafe in a covered courtyard at the rear of the building.
  • This is easily one of the most impressive galleries that I have been to. Their collections of European arts and armours are second to none. The galleries are well laid out, spacious, and easy to navigate. Definitely a must see for art lovers.
  • Fabulous place: free to visit and you could spend hours in here and only scratch the surface. The staff are super friendly and helpful, and there's a very good cafe in the central covered courtyard. A must see attraction in London.
  • Fantastic venue full of amazing paintings, rococo furniture and artefacts fro the 1600's. They offer a free tour for 25 people on a first come first served basis. My friend andI went on the tour and although very knowledgeable the lady who led the tour needed her voice amplified as the floor boards were so squeaky they drowned out her voice. After the tour we headed to the courtyard for afternoon tea which was unfortunately disappointing. Although the courtyard provided an amazing space it looked tired and grubby, accentuated by plastic plants. The staff didn't look happy, the bread on the sandwiches was dry and the jam pot was laced with stained chips around the rim. The cakes weren't great either. The chocolate tart had a very strange after taste, the lemon slice quite unpleasant but the carrot cake was good. I must also say the scone was rather good and definitely the star of the show. With a coat of paint and some attention to detail this could be a lovely place to take afternoon tea unfortunately it isn't. My advice is to visit the Wallace Collection but skip the afternoon tea.

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