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

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00
Last entry at 16.30

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and bank holidays.

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


Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life

28 Mar 2017 to 23 Sep 2017

“The museum is an unfinished total artwork. We’re continuing the process”. Marc Quinn, 2017.

Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life is an exhibition of twelve new sculptures by the leading British artist, Marc Quinn (b. 1964). It is the first time this new body of work – entitled All About Love – has been exhibited anywhere in the world.


Soane a Finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017

It is with great excitement that we announce that Sir John Soane’s Museum has been shortlisted as one of the five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, the world’s largest and most prestigious prize for museums. 


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