One of the most distinguished art collections in London, The Wallace Collection was put together in the 18th and 19th centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess. It was bequeathed to the nation in 1897 by Sir Richard's widow, Lady Wallace.
The Wallace Collection is displayed at Hertford House, a charming and intimate Marylebone property that belonged to the Wallace family in the 19th century. Today, its 25 rooms exhibit unsurpassed examples of 18th-century French furniture and porcelain, a world-renowned armoury, as well as a superb selection of paintings. These include works by internationally acclaimed artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Velázquez and Hals – including the latter’s Laughing Cavalier.
The museum also offers community-based art, writing and photography workshops for local youngsters throughout the year.
The Wallace Collection is free to enjoy seven days a week. There is an excellent gift shop just inside the entrance and a superb brasserie in a glass-roofed courtyard at the back. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, dinner is also served on Friday and Saturday. To book, call Lorraine Watson on 020 7563 9505, and don’t forget to say Kay & Co sent you!
The Wallace Collection
London W1U 3BN
020 7563 9500
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