Skip to main content
The restored Drawing Office, facing the west wall and the apeture that shows the cast of Apollo beyond.

Restoration of Soane's Drawing Office complete

The Drawing Office is the oldest surviving example of its kind and is now open to the public tours for the first time in its 200-year history.

Once the centre of Sir John Soane's architectural practice, the Office will now host two Artists-in-Residence each year, starting with audio-visual artist Sam Belinfante.

Find out more

Welcome to Sir John Soane's Museum

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.



What's on

Soane Lates

Soane Late: Pride Month Celebration

30 Jun 2023

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.

Leading designers in conversation at the Soane

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.


Latest Blogs

Latest News