We offer an inspiring programme of courses and activities for young people.

Our aim is to offer opportunities for aspiring architects and museum professionals of the future to gain valuable experience and learn from our talented group of instructors and facilitators. In addition to our core programme, we also regularly work in partnership with other organisations for one-off special projects.

Work Experience/Placements and Internships  Back to top

Unfortunately, we are currently not able to accept work experience requests.

We do offer other ways for young people to get involved with the work at Sir John Soane’s Museum, including our Youth Panel and, if you are aged 18 or over, our Volunteer programme.

Youth Panel Back to top

The Youth Panel is a group of young people aged 15–24 who live, work or study in London. They help Sir John Soane’s Museum shape activities, events and opportunities we offer young people. It meets monthly at the Museum where you get to see behind the scenes and find out more about how a museum works.

Joining the Youth Panel provides a great opportunity to develop real skills that will be invaluable for your future, no matter what you choose to do. You also get to meet other young people, have fun and develop new skills and interests. You don’t need experience of museums to apply as we are looking for interested people who want to try something different and will gain the most from this opportunity.

“You really get to know every side of what goes on here and the inner workings of the museum as well as the many possible routes into working at a museum.”

“If you are passionate about museums, the study of the ancient world, architecture or even just learning in general, then we would love to have you!”

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are committed to equal opportunities and an environment free from discrimination.

We are a historic house museum so access can be restricted in some areas. We have lifts to the museum floors, but if you are a wheelchair user you may need to transfer to a specially adapted wheelchair to access all spaces.


We have closed our Youth Panel recruitment for 2024. We will be recruiting again in 2025.

Architectural Drawing Course Back to top

Run by an award-winning architect, this course offers 15 to 18 year olds a chance to develop a portfolio of drawings in preparation for future study at art or architecture school. The group visits a variety of buildings across London over the course of six sessions, where they receive group and one-to-one tutoring to develop their drawing skills.

Sessions take place on the third Saturday of the month between October and March. Please visit our What’s On section to book or see the link at the bottom of this page. For more information please email education@soane.org.uk.

The course is generously funded by the Alan Baxter Foundation.