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.
Monday to Saturday 10.00am until 5.00pm, Sundays 12.00pm until 5.00pm, except December 24, 25, 26, January 1, Good Friday & May Day Bank Holiday.
Hertford House, Manchester Square
020 7563 9500 (international 44 20 7563 9500)
The Wallace Collection is situated in the West End of London, just off Oxford Street.
Nearest Tube / Rail Station