Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Last entry 4:30pm.
Closed every Sunday, Monday and bank holiday.
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.
What to expect on arrival
Sir John Soane's Museum was not designed to cope with the five to six hundred 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. On arrival, you will be asked by our Warder to turn off mobile phones and tablets. This is to protect the special atmosphere in the house from the glow of screens and to ensure our visitors watch where they are walking to reduce the risk of damage or injury. Photography and sketching is not normally allowed.
All visits are self-directed. We sell a 'Short Description' guide for £2 at reception. Our Warders are happy to answer any questions you may have during your visit.
We ask you to prevent damage to the building and collection by placing your bag into a clear plastic carrier bag which we provide. The Museum's delicate historic interiors are narrow and we cannot easily protect works of art; meaning there is a risk of damage from the straps and buckles.
The Museum reserves the right to search bags.
Address: Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7405 2107.
Bus: Nearest stop is Holborn Tube Station.
Tube: From Holborn tube take the left exit onto Kingsway. Take
your 3rd left into Remnant Street which brings you into
Lincolns Inn Fields. The Museum is nearly half way along
the north side of the Fields.
Dining: Cafés and restaurants may be found on High Holborn and
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