The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection

Charity information

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house, with unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture, Old Masters and a world-class armoury.

Founded 1900

  • Mission statement

    The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. The collection was acquired principally in the nineteenth century by the third and fourth Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace. In the twenty-nine galleries are unsurpassed displays of French eighteenth-century paintings, furniture and porcelain together with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.

    We have no endowment. As a national museum we receive a government grant to enable us to be open to the public free of charge. However, we still need to raise over £2m a year to run our conservation, learning and exhibition programmes.

  • Aims

    The Wallace Collection aims to:

    • Fund our community and learning programmes. This gives everyone a chance to engage further with the art, as well as reaching more disadvantaged groups of people.
    • Fund a temporary exhibition programme which provides new and interesting projects for visitors to enjoy.
    • Raise funds for the conservation of our objects. This will make sure they are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1900

    Phone number: 020 7563 9567

    Address: The Wallace Collection Hertford House Manchester Square London W1U 3BN

  • A Family Collection, A National Museum

    To preserve and safeguard the Collection for all to enjoy, to stage fascinating temporary ... More