Located in Manchester Square, the Wallace Collection is a smaller museum by London standards and features an excellent and world famous collection of decorative and fine arts.
The museum was established in 1897, primarily from a private collection acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway. He left his house and the collection to his son Sir Richard Wallace whose widow subsequently bequeathed the house and collection to the nation under the condition that no item was ever to be removed from the collection, not even for exhibitions. The museum and its collection has been open to the public in its present location since 1900.
This fine collection features over 5000 items including many famous paintings and drawings, ceramics, sculpture, miniatures, European and Oriental arms and amour, and gold. Inside the centre of the museum is a pleasant courtyard atrium with the Wallace Restaurant, a French brasserie.
As this collection belongs to the nation, admission to the museum is free including any temporary exhibitions.
The Wallace Collection is located quite close to the Sherlock Holmes Museum so you may want to consider visiting it also while in the area.
For more information about The Wallace Collection including hours of operation visit their official website link below.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Wallace CollectionFee: No
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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
- Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Museums Art Galleries Venues & Event Spaces
London W1U 3BN
Phone: +44 20 7563 9500
Diane H. May-25-2019
If you love oil paintings and basically the "gilded era, COME HERE!!! Each room is full of information and beauty. I can't believe I never knew about this... Read More
Tian G. Apr-20-2019
Great collection with fancy arts and armory. They have a large amount of high quality paints and China, as well as weapons. Their afternoon tea in the... Read More
Marc G. Jan-23-2020
Amazing collection of art by one man in his house. Rembrandt Valesquez unbelievable armor on and on and on. Don't miss it. The Flemish art flourished... Read More
Accommodations near Wallace Collection:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Central and Jubilee Lines||Bond Street||6 MInutes|
|Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan Lines||Baker Street Station||9 MInutes|
How to get to Wallace Collection by Tube
From Bond Street Station exit onto Gilbert St. and go right (north) on Gilbert St. which turns into James St. then go left (west) on Hinde St. and then right on Manchester Square.
From Baker Street Station exit onto Marylebone Rd. and walk south) on Chiltern St. then left (east) on Dorset St. then right (south) on Manchester St.
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