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A virtual environment, focused around a central podium, with artworks illustrating the variety of portals in popular culture decorating the environment.

Our new exhibition | Space Popular: The Portal Galleries

Multidisciplinary design duo Space Popular invite you to experience the magic and mechanics of virtual travel in an exhibition that bridges the technologies of Soane’s time and ours. 

An exploration of portals in our collective imagination, inspired by Sir John Soane's Museum. On display until 25 September.

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Welcome to Sir John Soane's Museum

Discover the extraordinary home and museum of Sir John Soane, renowned neoclassical architect and collector. We're open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 to 5 and entry is free.

From Sunday 1 May, timed tickets will no longer be needed and you can visit by walking in on the day. Highlights tours will continue to require advance booking.


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Photography Workshop: Architectural Portals and Framing Devices

23 Jul 2022

As part of the programme of events complementing Space Popular: The Portal Galleries, join acclaimed photographer Grant Smith for a one day introductory workshop on architectural photography, exploring the varied architecture near Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

The course will give you an understanding of framing and composition and how to use these tools to enhance your photographs. We will look at how to identify the optimum time for photographing a building and how the sun’s position is vital to achieving a good photograph.

Apply for our Artist at Soane residency

Make Sir John Soane's historic Drawing Office your creative studio.

Calling all artists, designers and architects who specialise in drawing! In 2023, for the very first time, we will welcome two artists-in-residence to the Soane.

Based in the newly restored Drawing Office, you will develop and share your work in partnership with teams across the Museum.


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