Sir John Soane's Museum

Guaranteed to raise a smile from the most blasť and footsore tourist, this museum hardly deserves the burden of its dry name.

Sir John Soane (1753-1837), architect of the Bank of England, bequeathed his house to the nation on the condition that nothing be changed. Soane designed the house to live in, but also as a setting for his antiquities and his works of art. After the death of his wife in 1815, he lived here alone, constantly adding to and rearranging his collections.

Everywhere mirrors and colors play tricks with light and space, and split-level floors worthy of a fairground fun house disorient you.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm.
The museum is also open on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 6pm until 9pm.

Sir John Soane's Museum
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Location Map

+44 (0)20 7405 2107

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