Welcome to Sir John Soane’s Museum

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 over 180 years ago.

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00
Last entry at 16:30
Open on Bank Holidays including Easter

Entry is free

Plan your visit

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

Evening Opening

Soane Lates: Soane's Secrets

 
21 Jun 2019

This event is now sold out. View our other Lates here.

Sir John Soane’s Museum is opening late on June 21, lighting the candles and giving guests access to some of ‘Soane’s Secrets’.

Join us for one very special evening when we will be opening doors that usually remain closed, laying out books that are ordinarily filed away and delving into our archive to show off some unusual and historic gems.

Shop

Soane inspired books and gifts

The Shop offers a wide variety of books, maps and gifts for visitors to Sir John Soane’s Museum. Explore the online shop and have a look at our new products or come and see us in your next visit. Browse our shop >

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  • 13 May 2019

    Four Historical Maps from the Soane Museum Shop

     

    Printed on folded cloth, these historical maps of Georgian London, ancient Rome, and Victorian Europe make for unusual and thoughtful gifts.

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  • 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.

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