Welcome to Sir John Soane's Museum
Due to urgent works our internal lift is currently unavailable for access to the South and North Drawing Rooms on the first floor. Full access will be available from Saturday 9 March. Please notify us in advance of your visit if you have access requirements. Access to the Basement and Private Apartments (by pre-booking only) remains unaffected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you.
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.
Soane Late: Spotlight on Soane
Join us after dark for this Soane Late as we delve deeper into the stories and design of this unique Museum, house, and studio. The whole Museum is yours to explore as you wander corridors lined by Sir John Soane’s vast collections including works by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth.
Plan a visit to Sir John Soane's spectacular Drawing Office
Recently restored, the Drawing Office is the oldest surviving example of its kind and is now open to public tours for the first time in its 200-year history.
This remarkable space also hosts two Artists-in-Residence each year, ensuring Soane's legacy of creativity continues at the heart of his Museum.