Sir John Soane's Museum

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.

Finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017

Opening times

Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.00 - 17.00
Last entry at 16.30
Open bank holidays 10:00 - 17:00

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 24-26 December and 1 January.

Admission is free

Getting here

Find us at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP.

By Tube
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.

By bus
Buses 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, and X68 stop on Kingsway. Buses 8, 25, and 242 stop on High Holborn.
 
By bike
Stop at Sardinia Street and Portugal Street docking stations for Santander Cycles, or park your own bike in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
 
By car
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.

 

What's on

Exhibitions

Egypt Uncovered: Belzoni and the Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I

 
11 Oct 2017 to 15 Apr 2018

To coincide with the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I by the Egyptologist Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778–1823), we present a new exhibition revealing the story behind the Museum’s most treasured possession.

News

Rafael Moneo to give the inaugural Soane Annual Lecture

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo will present the inaugural Soane Annual Lecture, and receive the first Soane Medal for contribution to architecture, on the evening of 1 November 2017 at The Royal Institute. 

 

Latest News

  • 13 Sep 2017

    Our Opening Days Are Changing

     

    From 1 October 2017, the days we are open will change from Tuesday-Saturday to Wednesday-Sunday. This will help us accommodate the soaring number of visitors drawn to the Museum following the completion of our major restoration programme Opening up the Soane in 2016. Our opening hours will remain the same; 10:00 - 17:00.

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  • 19 Jul 2017

    Rafael Moneo to give the inaugural Soane Annual Lecture

     

    Spanish architect Rafael Moneo will present the inaugural Soane Annual Lecture, and receive the first Soane Medal for contribution to architecture, on the evening of 1 November 2017 at The Royal Institute.

    Read more...