I’d been wanting to visit the Wallace Collection in London since I read about it in Margaret’s article on ‘Quirky Collections in London with Free Entry‘ on Europe a la Carte. I finally made it to the museum in early 2014. There’s no admission fee and you can leave your jacket/bag in the cloak room free of charge.
The building, formerly the family home of theÂ Marquesses of Hertford, was bequeathed to the nation in 1897.
The main staircase is very imposing.
The Courtyard Restaurant looked lovely.
I started my visit on the lower ground floor, where there was a selection of modern art. I thought that there was a lot of truth in the words installation.
I wasn’tÂ sure what to make of the next piece. It looked a bit like a giant decorated candle.
I thought that the piece below looked like a red jelly breast squished into the bottom corner of a large cage.
What I liked most about the Wallace Collection was that it felt like walking through a grand home, as opposed to a museum with exhibits laid out.
There were lot of glitzy chandeliers.
The Wallace Collection is home to a renowned assembly of armoury.
I’d recommend that you visit the Wallace Collection; it really gives you a glimpse into what it must be like to live in a grand home. Especially so if you visit at a quiet time and have a room to yourself for a few minutes.
The Wallace Collection is open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm. It’s located a five minute walk from the Bond Street tube station on Oxford St.