If you walk past the Sir John Soane Museum in Holborn in the evenings, you’ll see a series of geometric patterns projected onto the museum, and if you go inside, you can learn about how the Georgians did similar if grander things in their time.
About Sir John Soane's MuseumFormerly 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,
The museum is free to visit.
Prices last checked October 2023.Link to Sir John Soane's Museum's website
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.
Exhibitions open at the moment
This is an exhibition of works on paper focusing on the spectacular illuminations which were popular in the Georgian period.
10am to 5pm
Ends on Sun 7th January 2024
Future events at Sir John Soane's Museum
A discussion of light in public entertainments in the Georgian era and today.
Monday, 4th Dec Starts at 7pm
Join them by candlelight for this Soane Late as they go back in time to celebrate a Georgian Christmas.
Friday, 15th Dec 6pm to 9pm
Frequently asked questions
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.