The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House


Free Admission including temporary exhibitions. Open daily from 10am - 5pm. The Wallace Collection is open all Public Holidays 10 - 5pm, except 24 - 26 December. Why not beat the crowds and visit us on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day?

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Heats, 26 - 28 May - The Wallace Restaurant closed

The Wallace Collection is pleased to announce that we will be holding the London heats for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. These will take place between Monday 26 and Wednesday 28 May and will be open for the public to browse on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 May. The heats will take place in our Courtyard, which has resulted in the need to close the Wallace Restaurant over those three days. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope you will come and admire the entrants for yourselves! A range of cafés and restaurants can be found in the neighbouring streets, including Marylebone High Street and Baker Street.


The Great Gallery will be re-opening in September after its refurbishment! To allow us to move the art works into their new home and return the other rooms to their former state, we will need to close rooms for a small period each during the run up to September and remove objects from display. We will, however, be opening a display of ‘Masterpieces from the Great Gallery’ in the Exhibition Gallery, so several of our greatest paintings can still be viewed until late August.

Below is a list of dates for you to plan your visit around. We do apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and hope you will enjoy the new Great Gallery from 19 September.

6 - 8 May: A Sibyl by Domenichino, The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals, The Lady with a Fan by Diego Velázquez, Paris by Anthony van Dyck and A Dance to the Music of Time by Nicolas Poussin will be removed from display to be re-hung in the ‘Masterpieces from the Great Gallery’.

9 May: ‘Masterpieces from the Great Gallery’ open to the public

9 - 11 June: Smoking Room closed

12 - 13 June: Sixteenth-Century Gallery closed

16 - 17 June: Billiard Room closed

18 - 24 June: Dining Room closed (with access to the Restaurant)

25 – 27 June: West Room closed

1 July: East Gallery II and III closed

2 – 4 July: Study and Boudoir closed

7 - 11 July: Large Drawing Room closed

14 - 21 July: East Drawing Room closed

26 August: ‘Masterpieces from the Great Gallery’ closed. The Laughing Cavalier will return to the Large Drawing Room from 29 August until 8 September.

19 September: Great Gallery opens to the public

If you have any questions about the location of a specific object then please contact the Curatorial Department at or +44 (0)207 563 9515 (Monday - Friday).  

How to reach us

The Wallace Collection is conveniently located in Central London, just a few minutes walk from Oxford Street, Baker Street and Marylebone Village.

Hertford House
Manchester Square
United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)207 563 9500
Fax +44 (0) 207 224 2155


Visiting by bus

Numbers 2, 10, 12, 13, 30, 74, 82, 94, 113, 137, 274 all stop nearby.

Visiting by rail

Marylebone Rail Station is approximately a 10-15 minute walk.


Parking on nearby streets metered until 6.30pm. A selection of car parks can be found nearby. To reserve a disabled persons' parking space, please call +44 (0) 207 563 9524. Parking map.

Visiting by Tube

The nearest tubes are Bond Street (Central & Jubilee Lines) and Baker Street (Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines), Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central, Victoria Lines) is a 10-15 minute walk.


For visitors with an Assistance Dog, Marble Arch is the nearest tube with stairs. (click here for access options).