The Wallace Collection is a national museum which displays the wonderful works of art collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries 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. This collection is displayed at the sumptuous Hertford House, one of the family’s London properties in the nineteenth century.

The Wallace Collection are committed to accessibility and inclusivity for all audiences, offering a wide range of workshops both at the museum and as outreach in the community. Working in partnership with CW+, they deliver ‘Wallace on the Ward’; a dedicated programme of interactive talks, creative workshops and practical art activities, focusing on art and culture for health and wellbeing.

Introduction to the Wallace Collection by Dr Xavier Bray, Director

Taking Time to Look: An Introduction to Mindful Looking

Asante Trophy Head | An Audio Description

The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard | An Audio Description

The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals | Audio Description

The Rainbow Landscape by Sir Peter Paul Rubens | An Audio Description

Het Steen by Sir Peter Rubens | An Audio Description

Roll-Top desk by Jean-Henri Riesener | An Audio Description

Sevres Elephant Vases | An audio description

Horrifying Helmets and Menacing Masks

The Empty Pot (download activity pack)

The North Wind and the Sun

Landscapes and Seascapes

Time Lapse of the Great Gallery Re-Hang

Vivienne Westwood on the Wallace Collection

Inkstand, Ecritoire ‘à globes’ – Manufacture de Sèvres

Two view of Venice by Canaletto

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