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William Pars, Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, pen and grey ink with watercolour and bodycolour and some gum arabic, © The Trustees of the British Museum

The Romance of Ruins: The Search for Ancient Ionia, 1764

From 19 May, discover the powerful and poetic watercolours made on an expedition to discover the ruins of ancient Ionia.

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Welcome to Sir John Soane's Museum

We're delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to the Sir John Soane's Museum. Timed tickets for the Museum are available to book online. Book your visit today.

Highlights film

You can also discover the most interesting and special parts of the Museum and its collection from your own home with our Highlights film.


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Explore our new guide on Bloomberg Connects

29 Mar 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Discover the stories behind the extraordinary house and museum of Sir John Soane with our new guide on the free Bloomberg Connects app.

​Bloomberg Connects, a free digital guide to cultural organizations, makes it easy to access and engage with arts and culture. Unique and exclusive multimedia guides, commentary from experts, and virtual activities offer insights into exhibitions and collections.

News and Blog

Read the latest updates from the Soane on the Museum's blog.

We regularly share news stories, information about our collections, step-by-steps, audio and book excerpts on our blog. You can also browse through our archives for posts about the collections and conservation of the Museum.


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