In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the merits of the large institution museums here in London – British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Natural History Museum, and the Tate Modern. Now, we will review the four smaller museums Mr. Selfish and I visited during our stay – the Wallace Collection, the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, the Hunterian Museum, and the British Library.
5. The Wallace Collection – This is a smaller museum containing an exquisite collection of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th century. It houses a painting which I’ve adored since college – “The Swing” by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.
I adore smaller museums since I don’t usually have the stamina for a really large museum. The Wallace Collection was the perfect size and contained beautiful rooms with lovely exhibits. I highly recommend it!