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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Museum Visit - The Wallace Collection

In a grand London townhouse,(well what used to be known as a townhouse, now it would be 20 apartments), is a magnificent collection of 18th and 19th century art.  The Wallace collection is the works of art collected by the first four marquesses of Hertford and Sir Wallace (son of the 4th Marquess). The collection was left to the nation by Sir Richard's widow in 1897.


It is one of the lovely and often overlooked museums tucked away between Oxford St and Marylebone. 

10 comments:

John said...

You do get around the museums; one advantage of living in London. I like going in, but could not live with the noise, so I'll stick to my day-trips.

Sharon said...

That staircase is magnificent!

Wayne said...

Possibly my favourite small museum anywhere. The ballustrade on the staircase is rather famous as these things go. And it's magnificent. I think it may have been brought from France but don't quote me on that. :-)

Judy said...

I can picture a beautiful lady in a lovely gown making an entry down that grand staircase.

William Kendall said...

That is a gorgeous building. And what a fitting use for it, as opposed to letting it end up being a corporate headquarters or private club.

llandudnopictures said...

What a gem, and what a grand staircase!

Deb said...

I 'discovered' this museum last year, and I quite agree, it is a hidden gem.

Bill Nicholls said...

Well I never knew that, another place for me to visit

RedPat said...

I'm putting this on my 'to visit' list!

LONDONLULU said...

Lovely museum and on my list for a long time, this inspires me to really try next time:)

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