Your Visit

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm.  Last entry 4:30pm.

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays. 

Admission is free.   

The quietest time to visit is when we open at 10am.  Donations help us to preserve this wonderful Museum.  We are grateful for the generosity of our visitors.

Click here to book a guided tour

Click here for group visits

Click here for evening openings

Click here for accessibility

What to expect on arrival

Sir John Soane's Museum was not designed to cope with the 5-600 people who visit each day. A member of staff is on duty at the gate throughout the day to manage the queue and to direct visitors. Upon arrival:

Guides:   All visits are self-directed.  'A Short Guide' to the Museum (priced at £5) may be purchased from our reception or shop.  The guide will help you to make the most of your visit, as in keeping with Soane's own arrangements, there is little interpretation in the Museum.  Our Warders are happy to answer any questions you may have during your visit, or perhaps our audio introduction by Stephen Fry will help.

Dining:    Every purchase from Fields Bar and Kitchen near the centre of Lincoln's Inn Fields supports the Museum. Fields are open subject to the parks opening times.  Download a voucher for coffee and a pastry for £2.95 here (no need to register).  Telephone +44 (0) 20 7242 5351 to book.



Address:     13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7405 2107.

Bus:             Nearest stop is Holborn Tube Station.

Tube:           From Holborn tube take the left exit onto 
Kingsway. Take the 3rd left into Remnant
eet which brings you into Lincolns Inn
Fields. The Museum is nearly half way along
                    the north side of the Fields.

Car:              Pay and display parking around Lincoln's 
                    Inn Fields is in operation while the museum
                    is open. The nearest car parks are in Drury
                    Lane and Bloomsbury Square.
Blue Badge
                    holders can park in marked bays.


map of local area


We are part way through a £7 million restoration project.  The Museum is open as usual and all rooms are accessible throughout the project.  For more information click here: Opening up the Soane (OUTS).

Become a friend of the Soane and help secure our future.