Library Appointments

Both the Library and Archive are accessible by appointment, Wednesday to Friday 10-1, 2-5. Appointments can occasionally be made for a Saturday afternoon, 2-5 depending on library staff availability. Although we try to accommodate visitors who arrive without appointments if space permits, visitors are strongly encouraged to make appointments a week or two in advance, as research space is very limited and can fill up quickly during busy periods.

The Library is on the first floor and is not accessible to wheelchair users. However, staff are happy to bring drawings, books and archives down to the ground floor on a Monday (when the Museum is closed) or at other times, by appointment and subject to the Museum's own schedule.

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment to consult books, drawings or archives in the Research Library please email (this email requires javascript) or telephone 020 7440 4251.

Ordering photographs and Museum Publications

The Museum runs a photography service and transparencies, prints or slides of any item in the Museum’s collections can be ordered by telephone or post. Microfilm print-outs of most drawings for a more modest cost can also be provided.  Please contact the address above. The Museum sells a wide range of books on Soane and related subjects along with many postcards, exhibition posters, which can be ordered online through the Museum shop. If you are unable to visit the Museum in person you can purchased publications by mail or telephone order. Credit cards are accepted or invoices can be sent out.

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