Sir John Soane's Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the 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.

Note - entry is by timed ticket, which can be reserved for free from their website.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

Sir John Soane's Museum,
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields,
London,
WC2A 3BP

Link to Sir John Soane's Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open today

The Romance of Ruins
This exhibition showcases a series of powerful and poetic watercolours made on an expedition to discover the ruins of ancient Ionia (modern Turkey) in 1764.
The Romance of Ruins
10am to 5pm
Holborn
Ends on Sat 4th September
2021-06-16
2021-06-16
 

Sir John Soane's Museum Map

 

Fequently asked questions

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

The nearest station is Holborn which is 0.1 miles away.


Sir John Soane's Museum - Latest News

Tickets Alert: Photography at Sir John Soane’s Museum
Tickets Alert: Photography at Sir John Soane’s Museum

The old house packed full of curiosities is one of those museums that normally bans photography – but not in the evenings.

Sir John Soane’s Museum going tickets only from August
Sir John Soane’s Museum going tickets only from August

It’s a compliment of sorts when your museum is so popular that it has to stop allowing people to just turn up and visit.

See an original Gin Lane, while sipping a gin
See an original Gin Lane, while sipping a gin

Later this month, the eclectic Sir John Soane’s Museum will be putting an original engraving of Hogarth’s famous Gin Lane on display.

Sir John Soane’s Museum to start opening on Sundays
Sir John Soane’s Museum to start opening on Sundays

This curiously eclectic museum in the heart of London has long been closed on Sundays, but no longer.

Robert Adam – the man who helped design London
Robert Adam – the man who helped design London

A Scottish architect influenced by European ideals, who made his fame and fortune in London, and was nearly bankrupted by it, whose archive was sold for a pittance after his death.

 

Recent exhibitions

An exhibition revealing the story behind the Museum’s most treasured possession.
2021-06-16
2021-06-16
A striking presentation of three works by the internationally-renowned artist, Emily Allchurch.
2021-06-16
2021-06-16
Eric Parry: Drawing
A major exhibition exploring the role of drawing in contemporary architectural practice through the work of one of Britain’s leading architects and architectural draughtsmen​.
2021-06-16
2021-06-16
Lumière Mystérieuse: Soane and the Architecture of Light
Bringing together drawings and objects in the spaces of Sir John Soane’s Museum, this exhibition examines Soane’s innovative use of light and optical devices in architectural design.
2021-06-16
2021-06-16
Hogarth: Place and Progress
All of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth's series have been united for the first time to examine his complex views on morality, the society and the city.
2021-06-16
2021-06-16
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
A major solo exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum by the artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell.
2021-06-16
2021-06-16

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