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.

Art and Craft activities are now taking place in person at the museum and will continue to do so subject to current Covid-19 guidance. If you would like to join our families mailing list, please email education@soane.org.uk

Family visiting tips Back to top

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:

  • The Museum has lots of narrow passageways and the collection is on open display. This means that we ask visitors to be careful not to touch anything, including walls and furniture, during their visit.
  • We do not have dedicated buggy parking space inside the Museum; there is limited buggy parking available in the outside courtyard at Nos. 12 and 14 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
  • There are baby changing facilities available at the Museum.
  • As Soane intended, there are no labels on objects in the Museum. So we have created trails for children and their families, which  provide lots of interesting information in an engaging and accessible format. Download the trails before your visit here.

Second Saturday workshops Back to top

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.

Holiday workshops Back to top

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

Architecture Clubs Back to top

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).

Each month we 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. Club sign-up is for the whole year and sessions take place on the first Saturday of the month between October and July (with a break in April). Please check out the links below to book the relevant club for your child’s age group. For more information, please email education@soane.org.uk.

The 'Young Architects Club' and the 'New Architects Club' are kindly supported by Woldon Architects.