The Wallace Collection

Top ten things to see and do

Don't know where to start when you get here? Have a look at our suggestions.

Explore the Collection highlights

One of the world’s greatest collections of art, we are best known for our superb collections of paintings, porcelain, furniture, gold boxes and princely arms and armour.

Visit the refurbished Great Gallery

The Great Gallery has been described as “the greatest picture gallery in Europe.” It reopened in September 2014, following a two year refurbishment with a new hang and a reconfigured ceiling allowing natural light in.

Become a Member of the Friends

From as little as £45 a year, you can enjoy a range of exclusive benefits – including exhibition previews, exclusive discounts and behind the scenes insights

Enjoy our latest free exhibition

We host a number of exhibitions throughout the year. From contemporary artists to Old Masters, drawings to the decorative arts, all are free and have a connection with our works of art.

Entertain the Family

In addition to our events, we have audio guides and interactive tours available for both adults and children, as well as fun and inspiring free family trails to collect and armour to try on.

Shop the Collection

Take home your own treasures - from beautiful jewellery to Sèvres picnic plates. The shop features a wide selection of gifts, many especially commissioned, as well as some of the best art publications.

Find out how we conserve the works

Much work goes into preserving the works of art you see for future generations. Find out about intricate techniques and intriguing projects detailing how our conservators care for the delicate works of art. 

Discover our history

The Collection is the result of the refined but varied tastes of the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace. Understand their interests and their compelling and often salacious lives.

Dine in our Courtyard Restaurant

The Wallace Collection's stunning courtyard with its soaring glass roof is the glamorous location for Oliver Peyton's cafe and brasserie de luxe.

Learn more through our events

Everyday choose from free talks. Choose from general introductions to specialised lectures and family activities.