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.

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

Exhibitions

Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life

 
28 Mar 2017 to 23 Sep 2017

New sculptures by leading contemporary artist Marc Quinn will go in display in this major exhibition in the spirit of John Soane: the man, the collector, the collection.

Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life will see a series of ethereal fragmentary sculptures, made in collaboration with his partner, a dancer, placed among the multiple antique casts and sculptures that fill the Museum. These new works, created from life casts and fabricated in fibreglass, connect the classical language of the fragment to the present, revealing its resonance with contemporary life.

Treasures

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. 

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