Library and Archives


Library and Archives

Library and Archives

The Wallace Collection Library and Archives reflect the collections and history of the Museum and its founders.

We have material on the following subjects:

  • Painting from the Old Masters to the mid-19th century
  • French 17th and 18th century decorative arts
  • European sculpture from the Renaissance to the 18th century
  • Medieval and Renaissance decorative arts
  • Bronzes (Renaissance, Baroque, French eighteenth-century)
  • Sèvres porcelain
  • Arms and Armour
  • Portrait miniatures
  • Maiolica
  • History of collecting

We also have digitised material available online via the Internet Archive:

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The Library and Archive are currently closed

We may be able fulfil some research and reprographic requests remotely, so please still do get in touch with us by email on or by calling 0207 563 9528

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