Located in an eighteenth century mansion, the Wallace Collection houses one of the finest collections of works of art in London.
The museum was founded from the private collection of Sir Richard Wallace, and was opened to the public in 1900. The collection holds a wide variety of fine arts and decorative arts from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. With over 5,000 pieces of art, this sizable collection was collected by four generations of the Hertford family.
The Wallace Collection is best known for its Sevres porcelain, its collection of French paintings and the mansion’s furniture, which is also incredibly beautiful.
This museum also exhibits many other gems such as paintings by Tiziano, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Velazquez and Canaletto. You will also find an impressive collection of arms and armour, medieval and renaissance sculptures, and artwork made of gold, bronze and glass throughout its 25 galleries.
The Wallace Collection is one of the best in London, not only because of the quality of the works of art, but also because of its ample variety. The mansion in itself is also worthwhile visiting.
And to top it all off, the entrance is free.
Every day from 10 am to 5 pm
Tube: Bond Street, Central and Jubilee lines; Baker Street, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines; Oxford Circus, Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines.
Buses: 2, 10, 12, 13, 30, 74, 82, 94, 113, 137 and 274.