Hertford House Houses

Hertford House
Manchester Square
Greater London


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The Wallace Collection is both a national museum and the finest private collection of art ever assembled by one family. It was bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, widow of Sir Richard Wallace, in 1897, and opened to the public just over three years later on 22 June 1900. Its first visitors were variously delighted, amazed and bemused. Among its treasures are one of the best collections of French 18th-century pictures, porcelain and furniture in the world, a remarkable array of 17th-century paintings and a superb armoury.

Opening Hours

We are open daily 10am - 5pm, except December 24, 25, 26. Cafe Bagatelle is also open at these times.

Gallery Lectures

Free general guided tours of the Collection are usually given on each weekday at 1pm, also Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11.30am, and Sundays at 3pm. These are sometimes replaced by specialist gallery talks covering aspects of the Collection in more detail, often given by members of The Wallace Collection staff.

Attraction Details

VenueHertford House
AddressManchester Square, London, Greater London, W1U 3BN
Opening times10am - 5pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeHouses


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