A new find in London

Well, not new exactly…..its been a national museum since June 1900, but for some reason it is somewhere that neither of us had been to before..

The Wallace collection is a free to enter museum in Manchester Square just north of Selfridges along Oxford street.

The Wallace Collection at Hertford House displays the works of art collected by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess and who’s widow bequeathed it to the British Nation in 1897.

Room after room of wonderful paintings, furniture and so much more. I particularly enjoyed the Dutch paintings, and the Canaletto’s of Venice.  Even more delightful was that it didn’t feel overly busy (mind you it was mid February so not exactly height of tourist season).

Well worth a visit, and we intend to return to take our time to explore more.

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