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“A Must See”
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Wallace Collection
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US$123.07*
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Ranked #14 of 1,616 things to do in London
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Owner description: Both a national museum and a prestigious private collection of art bequeathed by Lady Wallace in 1897, this attraction features one of the world's best collections of French 18th-century pictures, porcelain and furniture, plus a fantastic array of 17th-century paintings.
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A Must See”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

The Wallace Collection in Hertford House is the most perfect collection of exquisite objects in London. The rooms are a beautiful setting for the treasures. Do try and have a snack or meal in the lovely restaurant outside and the shop will ensure the most lovely presents and card for birthdays and Christmas.

Visited May 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

This is a must! Amazing collection of paintings. Wonderful place

Visited December 2011
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“Not to be missed small museum with superb art.”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Not only is the art collection great, it is not too big and it is free. First rate medieval and renaissance and armor. The restaurant has the best deal for afternoon tea and you can split it. We went back twice for the art and food.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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“Not my cup of tea”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Visited late last year with friends - a bit disappointed. There just seemed to be room after room of the same items, I really can't get too excited over cases and cases of swords or early firearms that appear only superficially different from their neighbours. I found the staff slightly 'superior' as if they didn't actually want visitors very much, but recognised, grudgingly, that they were supposed to be a museum with all that that entails. The restaurant seemed a touch expensive - all in all I prefer the Victoria & Albert

Visited November 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Best kept secret in the area...”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Literally 2 minutes' walk off busy Oxford street, this museum is very interesting, set in a beautiful building and a nice refuge from the busy shopping areas. Definitely worth a look - even for half an hour or so. There is no entrance fee but they do accept donations, and umbrellas and large bags must be checked.

There are guided tours at various times throughout the day, and the cafe also looked very good - though I have not eaten there (yet).

Visited May 2012
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