Wallace Collection Great Gallery reopens after £5m renovation

The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, has reopened after a £5m refurbishment.

The Great Gallery has reopened following a two-year refurbishment, with a new hang and reconfigured ceiling that will see the gallery filled with natural light. The renovation was paid for by the Monument Trust, a charity set up by the Sainsbury family.

Regarded as one of the finest picture galleries in the UK, the Great Gallery was built by Sir Richard Wallace between 1872-5 as part of his major extension of Hertford House to accommodate his collection’s move from Paris to London.

The Wallace Collection's offers a courtyard French-style brasserie operated by Peyton and Byrne's French-style which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.