Apsley House was the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington 1817-52, it was presented to the Nation by the 7th Duke in 1947 and now contains the Wellington Museum. Of the original 18th century house designed by Robert Adam only two fine interiors remain, the Piccadilly Drawing Room and Portico Room. The Duke employed James Wyatt to add the classical front, new sections including the Waterloo Gallery and to clad the whole in Bath stone. The interior is rich in opulent 19th century furniture and all manner of personal artefacts, trophies, decorations and uniforms; presentations by Royalty - especially porcelain, Canova's nude statue of Napoleon, and an outstanding collection of Old Masters. The 'Iron Duke' celebrated his famous victory with an annual officers reunion held in the Waterloo Gallery, where the original banqueting table is laid with his Portuguese Service.
Summer months: Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm
Winter months: Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm
Closed every Monday, Tuesday, 24th to 26th December and 1st January
Telephone: 0870 333 1181
Address: Hyde Park Corner, W1
Website: Wellington Museum
Hyde Park Corner Station
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