Highlights Tour (including the private apartments and Model Room)

11am Tuesdays, Saturdays (From 1 September 2015)
12pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Explore Soane’s unique house-museum with one of our expert guides on a Soane Highlights Tour.

Be transported back to Regency London as we take you through Sir John Soane’s extraordinary home. Offering a fascinating insight into his work and family life, the tour will show you the highlights amongst his many treasures, including paintings by Canaletto and JMW Turner, the 3,000 year-old sarcophagus of Egyptian King Seti I, and William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress.

The tour also includes Soane's private apartments and Model Room. Now fully-restored, they were not seen for 160 years until their reopening in 2015.

Tours last 1 hour. Booking essential. Click here to book your place.




Private Apartments Tour 

Private Apartments Tours are now fully booked until the end of August.

Due to overwhelming demand, from 1 September 2015 we are significantly increasing the number of tours each week, and they will no longer need to be pre-booked. 

11am Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
1pm & 2pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays


See Soane's magnificent private apartments and Model Room. After 160 years visitors can once again explore Soane's fully-restored bedchambers and see his collections of models, drawings, watercolours and stained glass as he intended.

Tours last 30 minutes. Meet in the South Drawing Room. No booking required but capacity is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please arrive with plenty of time as you may have to queue to enter the Museum.