Images of the Museum and Collections

The Museum holds thousands of images relating to the house and its collections. A number of these are available for press and media use via our Media Centre. 

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The Monks Parlour by night, photograph by Lewis Bush

The Museum by Candlelight

Images of the Museum lit by candlelight - on the first Tuesday of every month the Museum is candle lit

The new Soane Gallery, showing exhibition cases

OUTS Phase I - No. 12 Interior Photos 

Images of the recently refurbished interiors of No. 12, the Soane's first home in Lincoln's Inn Fields, restored in 2011-2012 as part of Phase I of the 'Opening up the Soane' restoration project

Bust of Soane in the stunning Museum corridor, alongside other Soane collection pieces

No. 13 Interior and Exterior Photos

Images of No. 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields - 'the best house-museum in the world'

The sarcophagus of Seti I, illuminated by candlelight to show the hieroglyphs

Treasures of the Soane

Selected highlights from the collection

Detail from a watercolour, showing Soane's bedroom as it appeared in 1825

OUTS Phase II - Soane's Private Apartments

The latest images from our project (2013-2016) to open up more of the Museum to our visitors  - Soane's Private Apartments on the second floor of No. 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Phase II of the 'Opening up the Soane' restoration project

photo showing detail of portrait of Sir John Soane


A selection of highlights from Soane's word class collection of paintings