on March 23, 2002
If you're like me, and you find yourself getting woozy in large museums and galleries, then consider going to a more manageable collection, such as the one offered by the The Wallace Collection. The collection was bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, widow of Sir Richard Wallace, and basically consists of the Wallace family's superb art collection. Among the highlights are many exquisite French 18th-century pictures, lovely porcelain and antique furniture, and (my personal favorite) a surprisingly diverse armory, with several rooms devoted to Middle Eastern and Asian weaponry. You're bound to find something you enjoy at this smaller museum, tucked just off a quiet square but, again, not far from Oxford Street. The nearest Underground stations are Bond Street, Baker Street and Oxford Circus. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.
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