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 exhibitions & displays

We host a number of exhibitions & displays throughout the year. From decorative arts, old master paintings to remembering Agincourt, 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.

Caring for the Collection

From restoring eighteenth century paintings to monitoring the environment, discover how our conservation team cares for the Collection in the display in the Ritblat Conservation Gallery

Discover more

We offer an exciting programme of events, including talks, evening lectures and Friday Lates, allowing visitors to enjoy and interact with the Collection in a variety of ways.

Courtyard Restaurant

Perfect for lunch with friends or dinner under the stars, don’t miss Peyton and Byrne's French-style brasserie located in our stunning glass-roofed courtyard

Louis XIV Season

This season we will be marking the 300th anniversary of the death of the French king Louis XIV with a season of talks and events. You can also follow a gallery trail to discover the major works in the Collection from Louis XIV’s court.