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About the Wallace Collection

A grand mansion in the heart of London that's now an art gallery and in part, a museum of military armour and weapons.

It exists thanks to a bequest which gifted it to the nation, on condition that none of the objects leave -- so the art gallery houses some incredibly famous paintings which can only ever be seen here.

The military armour display is a bit odd in this setting, but interesting in its own right.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Wallace Collection,
Manchester Square,
London,
W1U 3BN

Link to Wallace Collection's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

 Frans Hals: The Male Portrait
The exhibition brings together over a dozen of the artist’s best male portraits from collections across the world.
 Frans Hals: The Male Portrait
10:15am to 3:45pm
Marylebone High St
Ends on Sun 30th January 2022
2021-09-22
2022-01-30
 

Wallace Collection Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Wallace Collection

The nearest station is Bond Street which is 0.2 miles away.


Wallace Collection - Latest News

A friends reunion for the Laughing Cavalier
A friends reunion for the Laughing Cavalier

Later this year, one of the Wallace Collection’s most famous paintings, The Laughing Cavalier will be joined with a selection of other paintings by the same artist that have never been seen together before.

Rubens masterpieces reunited for the first time in 200 years
Rubens masterpieces reunited for the first time in 200 years

For the first time in 200 years, two great master paintings will be reunited and go on display in London.

The Wallace Collection to be allowed to lend its artwork at last
The Wallace Collection to be allowed to lend its artwork at last

For the first time in over a century, one of central London’s lesser known, but rather wonderful museums, the Wallace Collection is to be allowed to lend its collection of grand master paintings to other venues.

A new exhibition space opens in central London
A new exhibition space opens in central London

A former mansion house just behind Selfridges has added to its exhibition space with a dark new gallery in its basement.

The science underneath Joshua Reynolds paintings
The science underneath Joshua Reynolds paintings

The Wallace Collection has decided to take a deeper look at some of its paintings and has now put the results of its science on display in a small exhibition.

Museum Meals – Wallace Collection
Museum Meals – Wallace Collection

I was in the area watching a steam train trundle through the London Underground and taking a wander down to Oxford Street for some shopping remembered the Wallace Collection has a rather grand looking restaurant.

Naked Frenchmen at a London art gallery
Naked Frenchmen at a London art gallery

A total of nearly 40 drawings drawn from the gallic gymnomania have now gone on display in the basement at the Wallace art collection for a few months.

A visit to the Wallace Collection
A visit to the Wallace Collection

In the late 18th century, the 4th Duke of Manchester built a very grand house in London, on a location near Baker Street that chosen because there was good duck shooting nearby.

 

Recent exhibitions

From ceramics and sculpture, find out more about Ovid’s magical stories and their influence in the display and gallery trail.
2017-01-19
2017-04-02
A display of often overlooked gilt neoclassical design.
2017-05-04
2017-07-30
The first London exhibition of Spanish art from The Bowes Museum in County Durham, including works by Goya and El Greco.
2017-09-27
2018-01-07
Sir Richard Wallace: The Collector
The exhibition explores the man, his life and his unprecedented contribution to the nation’s cultural heritage.
2018-10-15
2019-01-06
Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
The first major exhibition to explore the great twentieth-century British sculptor’s fascination with armour.
2019-03-06
2019-06-23
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahník at the Wallace Collection
An opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the Wallace Collection’s own art works.
2019-08-26
2019-10-27

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