For those of you who live in the London area, or are simply planning a visit, I would like to recommend The Wallace Collection in Marylebone.
Whilst by no means an unknown collection, The Wallace Collection is often overlooked as a place to visit in favour of the larger Museums and Galleries of London such as the British Museum, V&A and the National Gallery, to name but a few. I too was guilty of ignoring the Wallace Collection until a few year ago, choosing to repeatedly visit the same larger institutions instead of exploring the smaller, unique collections of London I had yet to discover.
The Wallace Collection is home to an incomparable Armoury which is enthralling, even for those of us who are not military historians. In addition to this, The Wallace Collection’s Art Gallery includes sculpture, ceramics and a fine selection of paintings, including works by Turner, Rembrandt and Rubens as well as a number of other celebrated artists.
Open every day from 10am-5pm, apart from 24-26 December, with free admission including the exhibits, The Wallace Collection is not worth missing out on!
For more information, go to http://www.wallacecollection.org