Photography in the Museum

The Soane Museum is an atmospheric house-museum, preserved as it was at the time of the Founder's death in January 1837.  Photography can be intrusive and distracting for visitors.  Those taking photographs are often concentrating on what they are doing more than on their surroundings and this increases the risk of accidental damage to works of art.  Photography, using either a camera, mobile phone or iPad is not permitted in the Museum.  Special permission can occasionally be granted to allow photographs to be taken - please see our Guidelines for further information.


A fantastic range of high quality images of the interiors and some objects and paintings are available for a small fee. Please click here for further details.

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