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Discover the extraordinary house and museum of Sir John Soane, one of the greatest English architects, who built and lived in it two centuries ago. The museum has been kept as it was at the time of his death in 1837, and displays his vast collection of antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models and paintings.
We're open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 to 5. Entry is free and you can visit by walking in on the day. Joining a highlights tour, or visiting as a group of eight or more, requires advanced booking.
In celebration of Pride month, join us for a special Soane Late focusing on objects in Sir John Soane’s extensive and eclectic collection with an LGBTQ+ connection.
Our guides have uncovered fascinating hidden histories relating to queer lives and identities. Join them for a special tour through the Museum's rainbow-lit spaces and enjoy a drink in our Library-Dining Room.
Join us for a new season of By Design: a fascinating speaker series where a leading designer explores their craft and career through the lens of a single object.
Alongside the talk, enjoy a drinks reception in our drawing rooms and a chance to explore the Museum at night. The new season kicks off with garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith on 05 June.
Celebrating the tercentenary of the birth of Sir William Chambers (1723 – 1796)
In this in-depth online exhibition, our Collections team delve deep into the Sir John Soane's collection of architectural drawings to explore the life and works of one of the most acclaimed architects of the later eighteenth century.Read more...
A new critical edition cum catalogue of the Book of Architecture of John Thorpe
A guest blog by Dr. Manolo Guerci, introducing his important research into a rare and special tome from the Soane's collection, containing hundreds of drawings by legendary 16th and 17th century architect John Thorpe.Read more...
Looking ahead to what's on at the Soane in 2023
The team at Sir John Soane’s Museum are delighted to share our 2023 exhibition and events programme, featuring ceramic reflections on a Hogarth masterpiece, fascinating insights into architects' houses, and a celebration of the forgotten art of Georgian illuminations.Read more...
New documentary explores Sir John Soane’s collection of Indian calligraphy and paintings
Dr. Ursula Weekes, who is currently cataloguing Soane’s collection of works by Persian and Mughal artists, presents a fascinating introduction to these remarkable masterpieces, including an interview with historian William Dalrymple.Read more...