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Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England
+44 20 7405 2107
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The unusual and unique home of Sir John Soane, eccentric architect of the Bank of England, presents a chimera of colors, unusual perspectives and decorative ornaments drawn from many centuries.
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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

John Soane must have had a very inquiring mind as he collected so many different types of objects from ancient to modern. The use of windows in odd places to bring light in to show off the treasures is wonderful. Try to be in the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many excellent museums in London, and the best thing about them is: many of them are free. And so is the Sir John Soane's Museum. Soane was an important architect in the city and beyond, having designed the original Bank of England building...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum's namesake was certainly an unusual fella and had a collecting problem - but it is worth 60 minutes of your time to visit and behold this very unique place. His collection of artifacts and whatnot are unusual and the manner in which his...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This odd museum is a fascinating look into Victorian England. The house and its contents have been preserved since the time Sir Soane lived in it. Bring a picnic lunch to have at the Lincoln's Inn Fields park across the street. Free admission but donation...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spread the word, this museum is excellent. The building was designed by an innovative architect and then filled with an expansive and interesting collection of everything. The staff were very helpful and well informed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience of Sir John Soane's Museum was great - all thanks to the wonderful guide we had, Miha! He really brought Soane's past to life and made all the artefacts in the house seem much more vibrant and interesting than when I toured the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before our visit to the Sir John Soane's Museum, I knew nothing of the man or his life. My wife, though, had wanted to vist for some time, but we'd never got around to it. After our visit, I truly wished we had gone there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And I saw it once and that's enough. It's worth it to visit the neighborhood and area. But it is so eclectic that it's hard to follow. Go if you have time on your hands. If here just a couple of days, focus on other...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been here for over 30 years (when I went to see the Hogarth paintings) and visited on a whim. I shall now make a point of going whenever I can - what an exquisite, quirky and exciting place, and it's FREE! Easy to find,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mean, what can one say. Only in Britain? What struck me is in what kind of bric-a-brac a world-famous architect and designer lived; I can absolutely empathize, but still. Also, sarcophagi or not, the key treasure here are the Hogarth originals of the Rake's...More

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JessieK
29 January 2017|
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Response from johnnybrighton2015 | Reviewed this property |
There's a cafe in the garden square if the sun is shining.
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giamoody
28 June 2016|
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Response from SJ_Soanes_Museum | Property representative |
Dear Gia, You can book tickets on our website for our highlights tours, or book a private apartments tour in the museum on the day, subject to availability. Entry to the Museum is otherwise unreserved; there is sometimes a... More
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tigrecat
8 September 2015|
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Response from SJ_Soanes_Museum | Property representative |
Opening times are Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm. We also open on bank holidays.
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