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The Wallace Collection is one of London’s best collections of fine and decorative arts. The galleries are held in the famous Hertford House, a mansion that belonged to the aristocratic Seymour family. Browse the displays of furniture, weapons, porcelain and classic paintings that date back as far as the 14th century.
Learn about how the museum was opened in 1900 with the private family collection that had been assembled by the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace. Admire the impressive townhouse, which dates back to the 18th century. Take a free guide with floor plans and suggested museum trails from the reception desk. Kids will enjoy interacting with the multimedia touchscreen guide.
Marvel at the many artworks on display, among them oil paintings dating back several centuries. The collection has a strong presence of 17th- and 18th-century Dutch and Flemish pieces as well as 18th- and 19th-century French works. Look for intriguing porcelain objects, including French Sèvres pieces from the 1700s, and examples of Italian Renaissance maiolica pottery.
Meander through the armory sections, which are filled with European and Oriental remnants from hundreds of years ago. Arms and armory count for by far the largest proportion of the collection. See jewelry, sculptures and furniture in the other exhibits.
Eat a classic European-style meal in the elegant courtyard of the Wallace Restaurant. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea daily, as well as dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Find out more about wine from experts during the monthly Wallace Wine Club event held here.
Purchase souvenirs and gifts with an artistic theme at the on-site shop. The store sells stationery, prints, books and other items.
Enter the Italianate mansion and view the permanent and temporary exhibits for free. The museum opens daily from morning until late afternoon.
The Wallace Collection is in Hertford House in the Marylebone area of central London. Take the Tube to Bond Street station and walk north for under 10 minutes to reach the museum. Other nearby Tube stops include Marble Arch, Baker Street and Oxford Circus.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Regent Street and The British Museum. Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km). Great Portland Street Underground Station and Regent's Park Underground Station are within a 5-minute walk.
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Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Marble Arch, Oxford Street and Park Lane. Hyde Park and Baker Street are also within 5 minutes. Marble Arch Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and Bond Street Underground Station is 9 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oxford Street, Baker Street, and Park Lane. Marble Arch and Hyde Park are also within 10 minutes. Marble Arch Underground Station is only a 5-minute walk and Bond Street Underground Station is 8 minutes.
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Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Wallace Collection and Selfridges. The British Museum and Buckingham Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km). Bond Street Underground Station is 7 minutes by foot and Oxford Circus Underground Station is 10 minutes.
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