Wallace Collection, London

Wallace Collection - is a small museum which was founded in 1897 from the private collection of Sir Richard Wallace, which was opened to the public after his death in 1990. In the museum there are 25 galleries with great paintings of French painting of the 18th century, porcelain and furniture of the old masters. The museum is divided into six separate showrooms - weapons, paintings and miniatures, pottery, artwork, sculptures and furniture. Sculpture collection includes nearly 500 works from various schools in Europe, from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. Armory collection contains nearly 2,500 objects of European and Oriental Artillery. The museum is relatively small, which makes it possible to see the entire collection in one day. There are free daily group tours. Private tours are available at £ 5 per person, but require pre-booking and pre-payment. Groups of more than 10 people must book tours in advance.

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