Wallace Collection

Herford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN
Admission: Free
Free Entry
Wheelchair Access
Recommended
 

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 1700
Tuesday: 1000 - 1700
Wednesday: 1000 - 1700
Thursday: 1000 - 1700
Friday: 1000 - 1700
Saturday: 1000 - 1700
Sunday: 1000 - 1700
Closed on 24 - 26 December.
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Tube : Marylebone (Bakerloo line).

When you enter in the Wallace Collection you feel the crack in the time, like being back in the past when discovering the interior of this 18th century villa.

The museum displays wonderful works of art collected in the 18th and 19th centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess.

The collection is worldly renowned for its paintings by artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Hals and Velázquez and for its superb collections of 18th century French paintings, porcelain, furniture and gold boxes, probably the best to be found anywhere outside France.

Adding to those jewels, splendid medieval and Renaissance objects, including Limoges enamels, maiolica, glass and bronzes, as well as the finest array of princely arms and armour in Britain, featuring both European and Oriental objects.

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Artists Associated With Wallace Collection

Anthony Van Dyck
Artist
Netherlands
1599 - 1641

Sir Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying great success in Italy ... read more

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Artist
Spain
1617 - 1682

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. Although he is best known for his religious works, Murillo also produced a ... read more

Canaletto
Artist
Italy
1697 - 1768

Canaletto was an Italian painter of landscapes, or vedute, of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching.

He was ... read more

Diego Vélazquez
Artist
Spain
1599 - 1660

Diego Vélazquez was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters ... read more

François Boucher
Artist
France
1703 - 1770

François Boucher was a French painter, a proponent of Rococo taste, known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, ... read more

Hyacinthe Rigaud
Artist
France
1659 - 1743

Hyacinthe Rigaud was a French baroque painter of Catalan origin whose career was based in Paris. He is renowned for his portrait ... read more

Jacob Jordaens
Artist
Belgium
1593 - 1678

Jacob Jordaens was one of three Flemish Baroque painters, along with Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, to bring prestige to the ... read more

Jean-Antoine Watteau
Artist
France
1684 - 1721

Jean-Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement (in the tradition of ... read more

Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Artist
France
1732 - 1806

Jean-Honoré Fragonard was a French painter and printmaker whose late Rococo manner was distinguished by remarkable facility, exuberance, ... read more

Jean-Marc Nattier
Artist
France
1685 - 1766

Jean-Marc Nattier was a painter. He is noted for his portraits of the ladies of King Louis XV's court in classical mythological attire. ... read more

Joshua Reynolds
Artist
United Kingdom
1723 - 1792

Sir Joshua Reynolds was an influential eighteenth-century English painter, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in ... read more

Paolo Veronese
Artist
Italy
1528 - 1588

Paolo Veronese was an Italian painter of the Renaissance in Venice, famous for paintings such as The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in ... read more

Peter Paul Rubens
Artist
Netherlands
1577 - 1640

Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. He is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, ... read more

Rembrandt
Artist
Netherlands
1606 - 1669

Rembrandt was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and ... read more

Titian
Artist
Italy
1480 - 1576

Tiziano Vecellio was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. During his lifetime he was often ... read more


Past exhibitions at Wallace Collection - now closed:
Arms and Armour: Experts and Collectors 16th Jan 2016 - 28th Feb 2016
The Male Nude: Eighteenth-century Drawings from the Paris Academy 24th Oct 2013 - 19th Jan 2014
White Light White Heat: Contemporary Artists and Glass 27th Nov 2013 - 26th Jan 2014
Works from the Reserve Collection 12th Jan 2016 - 21st Mar 2016