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The speakers for season three of By Design.

By Design | our speaker series

We are delighted to invite you to a third season of By Design, a public talk series at the Soane in which leading designers discuss their practice, through the lens of a single object.

This autumn, we'll be joined by designer Yinka Ilori, artist Cornelia Parker, architect Sophie Hicks, interior designer Martin Brudnizki and milliner Stephen Jones.

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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


Portals in Popular Culture: panel discussion with author V.E. Schwab

24 Aug 2022

As part of the programme of events complementing Space Popular: The Portal Galleries, join Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg, the design duo behind Space Popular, and bestselling fantasy writer V.E. Schwab (pictured) for a discussion on portals in popular culture.

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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