The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection is a London museum showcasing a world class collection of fine arts dating from the 15th to the 19th century
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 it's collection has been open to the public in it's 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 open daily from 10 am to 5 pm except from December 24th to 26th.
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: The Wallace Collection
|Getting There on Transit|
|Tube Line||Tube Station||Walking Time|
|Central and Jubilee Lines||Bond Street Station||6 minutes|
|Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan Lines||Baker Street Station||9 minutes|
Walking Distance from Baker Street Tube Station. No bus needed.