Wallace Collection

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Wallace Collection address and telephone

Address:
Wallace Collection is located at: Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone,
London W1U 3BN
England
Telephone:
You can contact Wallace Collection on Work +44 (0) 207 563 9500
Website:
The Wallace Collection website can be visited at www.wallacecollection.org

Wallace Collection opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Wallace Collection is open to the public from: 10 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Sun)
Visiting hours are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm whether it’s open to visitors before making plans to visit Wallace Collection
Time required:
A typical visit to Wallace Collection lasts 1½-2 hours (approx)
Ticket cost:
The entry price for Wallace Collection is: Adults free entry

How to get to Wallace Collection

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The Wallace Collection is one of London’s hidden gems, found in Hertford House at Manchester Square.

It was bought by the Marques of Hertford in 1797 and built up by four successive generations of his family, who then left the entire collection to the nation.

Paintings in the collection

The art collection contains around 70 different paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian and Murillo. There are also works by Reynolds, Gainsborough and Delacroix.

The best-known pieces are Velázquez’s Lady With a Fan, Thomas Lawrence’s King George IV, and Frans Hals’ The Laughing Cavalier.

The eclectic collection also contains a fine display of armour, French furnishings from the Revolutionary period, and fittings originally made for the Palace of Versailles. There are also hundreds of ceramics and pieces of porcelain.

 
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  • SarahCroft – “National gallery, tick. Tate britain, tick. Tate modern, tick. So where to go next? After perusing a guidebook for a while I Decided on the wallace collection, and boy was I glad that I did. This gallery is absolutely fantastic just for the interior alone. The rooms are truly lovely and knock the socks of all the other galleries I have been too. And I was surprised to find so many paintings by the masters like titan, rembrandt, rubens, canaletto, van dyck.. I could go on. And the best thing of all is that it is only five minutes from the shops in oxford street. .”

If you like Wallace Collection, then you might also like…

> Royal Academy of Arts The Summer Exhibition, held every year in June, July and August, is open to all aspiring artists.
> Queen’s Gallery The Queen’s Gallery near Buckingham Palace houses the Royal Family’s art collection.
> National Gallery The National Gallery has works by Cézanne, Rembrandt, Renoir, Titian, Turner and Van Gogh.
> Victoria & Albert Museum The V&A has a large and varied collection – from 17th-century dresses to the growling Tipu’s Tiger.
 

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