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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
+44 20 7405 2107
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sir John Soan's Museum is a wonderful small museum full of a number of different collections that will appeal to anyone with an interest in art and architecture. There are many fascinating levels and rooms to explore and I recommend taking one of the tours...More

Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly amazing museum in three neo-classical houses, joined together in Lincoln's Inn Fields, and left as it was at Sir John Soane's death 180 years ago. He was obviously a complete magpie, collecting anything and everything. The eclectic collection of exhibits is so tightly...More

Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy museums that were once someone's home. I feel they give a real sense of the period in which you are observing. The Soane Museum is just such a place. Soane concentrated in neo-classical architecture, and his home reflects it. However, he was...More

Thank obsequi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small private collection of artifacts, sculpture, and paintings to rival the quality at The British Museum. In fact, The Soane House was in a bidding battle with the British Museum for a stone sarcophagus and The Soane won! The Soane Museum is actually 3...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free, so no complaints. If I had paid it wouldn't have been worth the walk. The place was very warm with little air flow. Packed with items floors to ceilings, nothing seems to be labeled anywhere. There were plenty of docents around but it...More

Thank kpage2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting on in life, I cannot believe I only recently discovered that this Museum existed. Absolutely splendid. Entry is free but we took the guided tour @ £10 each which was a good idea as we had a great guide (Jonty) and it took us...More

Thank DerekW10
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the house of a leading late 18th early 19th century architect left almost untouched since his death in 1837. It houses his fascinating private museum collection which ranges from Egyptian antiquities to paintings by Hogarth as well as his own architectural models and...More

Thank megar0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited many times I was lucky enough to be in Central London last Tuesday and thought this is my chance. Brilliant as usual, atmospheric and slightly scary. The house seemed to offer up a difference that challenged my views of the pieces. In fact...More

Thank pars0ns_n0se
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique museum - one man's collection of paintings,sculpture - and the sarcophagus of SETI I! Do make time to visit this unusual museum and learn about John Soane, one ot the most respected late 18th- early 19th c. English architects. The collection is full of...More

Thank samdmd2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While this museum is small in size it makes up for its size with the treasures within. I'm surprised that many tourists don't know about this hidden gem. As you can guess it was the home oh Sir John Soane. He was an architect, and...More

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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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.
Emma M
22 December 2016|
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Response from Meng B | Reviewed this property |
This is on the first Tuesday of each month. Suggest you join the queue by 17.00 but even if you are not in the first 200 with guaranteed entry, you could still get in on their one-out-one-in basis until 20.30.
28 June 2016|
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Response from VWriter | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if reservations are taken, but my experience is that you don't really need them. If you go early in the day (when they open or close to it) you will get in right away. Only 90 people at a time are allowed in and... More