Welcome to the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane’s request, the house has been left untouched since his death – almost 180 years ago.
It’s an intimate, atmospheric place, designed by Soane himself, and filled with his exceptional collection of famous artworks, sculptures, furniture and artefacts.
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00
Last entry at 16.30
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and bank holidays
Christmas 2015: Closed 24-28 December 2015 and 1 January 2016
Admission is free
Find us at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP.
Holborn (for Central and Piccadilly lines) is less than a five-minute walk away, while Temple (for the Circle and District lines) is 15 minutes away.
Buses 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, and X68 stop on Kingsway. Buses 8, 25, and 242 stop on High Holborn.
Stop at Sardinia Street and Portugal Street docking stations for Santander Cycles, or park your own bike in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
We are in the congestion charge zone, with a small number of pay-and-display parking in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and a few green-badge bays.
Commemorating 200 years since the death of Soane's beloved wife Eliza, this exhibition examines the effect of this personal tragedy on his life and work, as well as his long-held fascination with mortality.
Discover our most spectacular objects
Sir John Soane, Aged 76 by Sir Thomas Lawrence
This portrait of Soane is perhaps one of the most memorable items in our collection. Hanging above the fireplace of the Library-Dining Room - the first room visitors enter - he seems to be looking out over his creation, welcoming people into his home and masterpiece.
We have collaborated with Dr. Martens to create both footwear and accessories based on Hogarth's A Rake’s Progress.Read more...