Watch the three-part series Opening Up The Soane online, following the story of the restoration of Sir John Soane's Museum.​​

Restoring the Recesses

The story of the restoration of Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields. Filmed over a period of 6 years, it traces the research, the discoveries and the skills that made transforming this magical place possible. This first episode tracks the restoration of the recesses on the Museum’s central staircase.


Restoring the Private Apartments

This second episode examines the restoration of Sir John Soane’s Private Apartments.


A Triumph of Restoration

This third episode reveals the painstaking work that went into restoring artworks within the Museum, and the legacy of the project.

Find out more

You can learn more about the project on our Opening up the Soane page, or explore the Museum online using Explore Soane.

Support the Soane

While the Soane Museum is temporarily closed, we are ever more reliant on your support to protect and maintain Sir John Soane’s house and collection.Please consider making a donation towards the Museum's work, or contact us at if you would like to speak with us about how your support will help.