Detail of the frame of The Snake in the Grass

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Sir John Soane's Museum

Welcome to the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane’s request, the house has been left untouched since his death – almost 180 years ago.

Prepare for your visit with our amazing digital fly-through of the house 'Explore Soane'

Opening times

Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.00 - 17.00
Last entry at 16.30

Closed 24, 25, 26, 31 December & 1 January
Also closed from 7 January - 15 January inclusive for conservation and repair work

Open on bank holidays, 10:00 - 17:00

Admission is free

Getting here

Find us at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP.

By Tube
Holborn (for Central and Piccadilly lines) is less than a five-minute walk away, while Temple (for the Circle and District lines) is 15 minutes away.

By bus
Buses 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, and X68 stop on Kingsway. Buses 8, 25, and 242 stop on High Holborn.
By bike
Stop at Sardinia Street and Portugal Street docking stations for Santander Cycles, or park your own bike in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
By car
We are in the congestion charge zone, with a small number of pay-and-display parking in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and a few green-badge bays.


What's on


The Architecture Drawing Prize

17 Oct 2018 to 18 Nov 2018

The winning and commended entries of the second Architecture Drawing Prize, held in partnership with Make Architects and the World Architecture Festival, are exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Launched in 2017, the prize is conceived to celebrate and showcase the significance of drawing as a tool in capturing and communicating architectural ideas. It embraces the creative use of digital tools and digitally-produced renderings, while recognising the enduring importance of hand drawing.


By Design

Sir John Soane's Museum launches its new series By Design, a talk series in partnership with Luke Irwin, in which leading designers discuss an object that has inspired them in some way, and through it discuss and dissect their own design practice. Find out more >


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  • 26 Sep 2018

    New season of Soane Salons announced


    Soane Salons return for a second season, with three new series of talks for Autumn Winter 18/19.

    Launched in autumn 2017, Soane Salons offer a weekly platform to architects, designers and curators to explore and debate ideas surrounding contemporary architecture.

  • 21 Sep 2018

    Robert Venturi (1925–2018)


    We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of the great American architect and theorist Robert Venturi. Through his buildings and his writings, Venturi was a pioneer of the postmodern movement, and with his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown, changed fundamentally how we think about architecture and cities.