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 – almost 180 years ago.

Opening times

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

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

Exhibitions

Code Builder

A Robotic Choreography by Mamou-Mani

 
05 Dec 2018 to 03 Feb 2019

A live installation of a prototype cable construction robot, developed by architects Mamou-Mani, explores the future of building construction.

Building on the ‘spider cams’ of sports stadia and pick-and-place technology, the Polibot, a prototype construction robot, is installed in Sir John Soane’s Museum, offering a glimpse of the exciting future of building construction. The Polibot progressively constructs and then deconstructs Soane’s designs for the dome from the Bank of England, using architectural drawings translated into lines of code.

Talks

By Design

New tickets have been released for By Design, a talk series in partnership with Luke Irwin that brings leading designers to the Soane to discuss their design practice through a single object. Book now >

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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.

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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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