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“One of the world’s most sumptuous architectural treats” – Jay Merrick, Independent

More than 180 years ago, distinguished architect Sir John Soane had a vision: to create a place where curious minds could be inspired, for free. He wanted his incredible collection of art and artefacts to enrich people’s lives. Today Soane’s Museum upholds that vision, welcoming more people than ever before.

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our friends and patrons to help us conserve Soane’s house and collection, hold engaging exhibitions and run inspiring educational activities.

By becoming more closely involved with the Museum, you can learn more about Soane and his fascinating story, whilst joining us in securing Soane’s legacy for future generations.

Sir John Soane’s Museum is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and is committed to the Fundraising Promise. 

Become a Friend TOP

Join the Soane as a Friend for just £40 a year, or £3.50 a month, and become part of a community of people who love the Museum as much as you do.

Friends’ Benefits include:

  • A complimentary copy of our Annual Review
  • 10% discount in the Soane Shop
  • Our regular Friends’ e-newsletter packed with exclusive offers
  • Invitations to special events including Curator’s breakfasts

Become a Friend by completing the form below and emailing it to Alternatively, please email or phone +44 (0) 20 7440 4243 to find out more. 

Gift membership

Treat a friend or a family member with a gift Friends membership. The gift membership welcome pack will be sent directly to your chosen recipient with the mention of your name.

Become a Patron TOP

The Soane Patrons’ Circle is a friendly, eclectic group of people who care about the Museum. Join from £2,000 a year – or £167 a month. This is built from a £500 benefits element and a suggested Gift Aid eligible donation of £1,500.​

 Patrons’ Circle benefits include:

  • All of the Friends benefits
  • Access to an exclusive programme of sociable, illuminating events at the Soane and other venues for you and a guest.
  • These include private views of exhibitions introduced by their curators, talks, concerts, visits to private houses and collections not open to the public and special events hosted by the Soane Director and Curators.
  • 10% discount on Venue Hire
  • Acknowledgement in our Annual Review
  • Complimentary copies of select Soane publications​

If you are interested in joining the Soane Patrons’ Circle we would be delighted to welcome you. Please complete the form below and email it to or contact us by email or phone on +44 (0) 20 7440 4243  to find out more.