We do not currently offer staff-led ESOL tours of the Museum, but tutors are welcome to book a self-led visit to the Musuem via our Group Bookings web page and may find the below resources useful for ESOL learning.

Visiting the Museum? Download this plain-text version of the Museum’s guidebook developed by Level 2 ESOL students at The Mary Ward Centre by clicking on the image below:

Download ESOL resources for use before, during or after your visit by clicking on the images below. Levels are for guidance only as all organisations and classes vary.

Resources for Entry 1 and Entry 2
Pitzhanger Manor  Library Dining Room with arrows    Library Dining Room with many arrows         Sir John Soane portrait
    Soane buildings         Soane furniture E1      Soane furniture E2       Sir John Soane E2

Resources for Entry 3 and Level 1
   Sir John Soane portrait           
Sir John Soane E3               An Election

Resources for Level 2
Sir John Soane with quotes in speech bubbles                     Dome with arrow pointing to it                      Dome with arrow pointing to it
Sir John Soane Level 2   Soane Museum vocab worksheet    Soane Museum flashcards

The sessions, tours and resources were developed and refined in collaboration with tutors and learners from The Mary Ward Centre, Migrants Resource Centre and Westminster Kingsway College.

Quotes from previous ESOL visitors:

Thank you for the warm and friendly visit you organised for us yesterday. We all had a very agreeable time during a personalised visit to an uncommon museum

It was really nice to listen to all the stories and tricks of the house from you, because you transmit all the enthusiasm to make the tour a real experience making us feel how life was like there ages ago.

I spent a great and surprising morning, admiring the gorgeous and peculiar museum