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Sir John Soane's Museum

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About Sir John Soane's Museum

Formerly the home of the neo-classical architect John Soane.

It holds many drawings and models of Soane's projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled.

It's a rather eclectic display mirroring the collector, and can be quite cluttered, in a sort of charming sort of layout.


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

Ticket prices

The museum is free to visit.

Prices last checked October 2023.

Link to Sir John Soane's Museum's website

Opening Hours

The museum is normally open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4:30).

It is closed Monday and Tuesday, but will be open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Opening hours last checked October 2023.


It's a tightly packed very old building and while there is a lift (book in advance), and they have a specially customised wheelchair to get around the narrow spaces.

Full accessibility details are here.

What's the nearest railway station to Sir John Soane's Museum

The nearest station is Holborn Tube Station which is 0.1 miles away.



Exhibitions open at the moment

anciful Figures turns visitors’ attention to ‘staffage’, the small human and animal figures in architectural drawings, which became increasingly popular during the eighteenth century.
10am to 5pm
Ends on Sun 9th June

Forthcoming events

A special Soane Late which will take a closer look at the Museum's current exhibition Fanciful Figures.
Friday, 31st May Starts at 6pm
Soane Late: Curating Fanciful Figures

Online events / webinars

An online discussion on the use of figures in contemporary architectural practice.
Tuesday, 21st May 7pm to 8pm
Fanciful Figures in Contemporary Architecture