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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.
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.
It was Sir John Soane's wish that his home and Museum be preserved as an academy of architecture, free to all. In 2023, we are proud to continue, celebrate and expand upon that legacy.
This year, we will host extraordinary exhibitions, welcome the Museum's first ever artists-in-residence, and open to the public – for the first time ever – Sir John Soane's beautifully restored Drawing Office.
A new critical edition cum catalogue of the Book of Architecture of John Thorpe
A guest blog by Dr. Manolo Guerci, introducing his important research into a rare and special tome from the Soane's collection, containing hundreds of drawings by legendary 16th and 17th century architect John Thorpe.Read more...
Royal visits to Sir John Soane's Museum in the 20th century
Sir John Soane’s Museum was honoured by several Royal visits during the course of the 20th century, and today, as we are about to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of our present Queen, HM Elizabeth II, seems a good moment to dig into our archives and explore royal reactions to the Soane.Read more...
Looking ahead to what's on at the Soane in 2023
The team at Sir John Soane’s Museum are delighted to share our 2023 exhibition and events programme, featuring ceramic reflections on a Hogarth masterpiece, fascinating insights into architects' houses, and a celebration of the forgotten art of Georgian illuminations.Read more...
New documentary explores Sir John Soane’s collection of Indian calligraphy and paintings
Dr. Ursula Weekes, who is currently cataloguing Soane’s collection of works by Persian and Mughal artists, presents a fascinating introduction to these remarkable masterpieces, including an interview with historian William Dalrymple.Read more...