Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00
Last entry at 16:30
Open on Bank Holidays
Entry is free
We run a range of exciting programmes for families and children. Taking place during school holidays or at the weekend throughout the year, our hands-on workshops and activities are led by specialist artist educators who explore themes related to the Museum and its collection, and to architecture and culture more broadly.
We are delighted to welcome families to the Museum. The Soane is different to most museums, so here are a few tips to help you make the most of your visit:
On every second Saturday of the month, we offer a free workshop for families in our dedicated learning space at No. 14 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. These run on a drop-in basis, so you can come along at any time and stay for as long as you like. The workshops are different each time and always run by artist educators, who will share their knowledge of the Museum and creative talents with you. Find out about forthcoming events here.
During the school holidays we run a variety of hands-on creative workshops led by our team of artist educators. These take place mostly on Thursdays when we offer a free workshop for all the family in our dedicated learning space in No. 14 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. On selected Wednesdays, we run more in depth workshops for children and young people, who spend the day with us working on a specific skill or project. Find out about forthcoming events here
We run two monthly architecture clubs at the Museum: ‘Young Architects Club’ for 7 to 10 year olds (Years 3 to 6); and the ‘New Architects Club’ for 11 to 14 year olds (Years 7 to 10).
The sessions take place on the first Saturday of the month between October and July, and explore architecture and the built environment through a variety of topics, often shaped by the interests of the group participating. Over the course of the year participants develop their knowledge of history, art and architecture, whilst honing their own design skills. Some participants continue to the Architectural Drawing Course for 15 to 18 year olds.
Fees are £90 for the year, with a limited number of bursaries available by application for those for whom the price is prohibitive to participation. If you are interested in your child joining the club, please submit an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email us to find out more.
The 'Young Architects Club' and the 'New Architects Club' are kindly supported by Gluckman Smith Architects.