The Wallace Collection


Archive Catalogue

The Wallace Collection is currently embarking on a major cataloguing project to improve access to the archives we hold through cataloguing them to international standards. Our catalogue is now available online and contains full descriptions of the three catalogued archives, summary descriptions are also available of the contents of the remaining archives held.

Click here to search the archive catalogue. 

The three catalogued archives are: 

  • Herbert Bier, art dealer: papers, 1912 – 1997
  • Samuel Rush Meyrick, arms and armour collector and scholar: papers, 17th century – 1884
  • Sir Francis Watson, former director of the Wallace Collection: papers, 1932 – 1996.

Details of further cataloguing progress will be made available in due course.

Opening Hours and Appointments

Material from the archive is available for public consultation in the Wallace Collection Visitors’ Library, please get in touch with the Archivist & Records Manager to book an appointment.



Opening hours: 

Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 5pm