Talks and Tours

Diverse Maniere - Public Lecture Series

Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess

Design, replication and materiality are three of the themes explored in the Soane’s forthcoming exhibition Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess, 7 March – 31 May 2014, which has been organised with Factum Arte, Madrid.

As part of our programme of events, three panel discussions, involving architects, designers, artists and academics, will look at how different disciplines approach these issues and what they might tell us about architectural and design practice in the past and how it has evolved today. All talks will begin at 6pm and take place at the Royal College of Surgeons, WC2A 3PE.

Visualising Design Ideas - 10 March 2014

Using Objects as Evidence of Themselves - 18 March 2014

Casts, Copies and the Dissemination of Design Ideas - 19 May 2014

Early bird ticket offer: puchase tickets for all three talks for £40. Individual lecture tickets, £15.

Click here to find out more or to purchase tickets.

Saturday Lecture Tour

A member of the curatorial staff gives a lecture tour of the Museum to members of the public at 11am on Saturday mornings.

£10 per ticket

Tickets are available to the first 20 people after 10.30.
We regret that advance bookings cannot be accepted. Inevitably there are many more visitors than there are places on the tour and we regret any disappointment caused for those unable to go on the tour.

Tours of the Museum

Join a member of the curatorial staff for an hour-long tour of the Museum

£10 per ticket

Times vary - follow the link for details.

Tours of the Museum run most days, tickets can only be purchased on the day of the tour at the entrance to the Museum.  Join a member of our curatorial team to learn more about Soane and his fascinating collection!

Please note:  These additional tours have replaced for the time being our monthly Curator's Choice Talks.