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DateVisit
23 November 2016The Wallace Collection
04 September 2016Visit to Kent
01 August 2016Clarence House
12 July 2016Hampton Court
15 June 2016Helmingham Hall
18 May 2016Discovering Madrid
20 April 2016Ingatestone Hall & Braxted Park
22 July 2015Woburn Abbey
15 July 2015The Abbey, Coggeshall

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The Wallace Collection
Wednesday 23 November 2016

Cost £32 Includes coach, with tea/coffee and guided tour. Lunch is not included in cost of visit.  Booking closes 8 November - booking form available here.

The Wallace Collection is a national museum displayed in Hertford House, a historic London town house. In 25 galleries are to be found unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury. These were collected in the 18th century and 19th century  by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess It was bequeathed to the British nation by Sir Richard’s widow Lady Wallace in 1897.

After the visit the rest of the time is at leisure.

Illustration: Francois Boucher, 'Daphnis and Chloe', (c) The Wallace Collection