The Wallace Collection

Exterior of the Visitors' Library
Exterior of the Visitors' Library
Interior of the Visitors' Library
Interior of the Visitors' Library

The Library reflects the collections of the museum. We have reference materials for the following:

  • Old master paintings (specifically those in our Collection)
  • French eighteenth & nineteenth-century paintings 
  • French decorative arts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
  • French eighteenth-century sculpture
  • Bronzes (Renaissance, Baroque, French eighteenth-century)
  • Sèvres porcelain
  • Maiolica
  • Arms and Armour
  • Portrait miniatures
  • Medieval and Renaissance decorative arts
  • The history of collecting

The library contains approximately 30,000 books, including periodicals, exhibition catalogues, and auction sale catalogues. It also includes on long-term loan the De Walden collection, consisting of rare fencing books from the 16th to the 19th century.

Opening hours:

Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 5pm


Contact details:

If you cannot find what you are looking for in our catalogue, and you believe that it is something that the Library is likely to have, please contact the Library staff, who will be happy to help you with your enquiry:

  • Librarian
    Andrea Gilbert 
    020 7563 9528
  • Library Cataloguer 
    Helen Jones
    020 7563 9536
  • Archivist & Records Manager
    Morwenna Roche 
    020 7563 9586