Enjoy an evening of elegance and atmosphere with a candlelit drinks reception in the same beautiful rooms where Sir John Soane entertained his contemporaries in Regency London. 

With exclusive hire of the Museum, guests can explore our most spectacular spaces to see Soane’s fascinating, world-class collection arranged the same way today as it was in 1837. See the Dome area and the 3,000 year-old sarcophagus of an Egyptian pharaoh, as well as our famous Picture Room, where the walls swing open to reveal masterpieces by Hogarth, Turner, and Canaletto hidden beyond.

Museum staff will be on hand throughout the evening and we offer a complimentary introductory welcome talk to bring the collection and Soane’s fascinating story to life.

Exclusive hire of the Museum for a reception is £5,000 + VAT for up to 85 guests.

Hire fees do not include catering costs, which can be obtained from our excellent approved caterers.

To find out more or place a booking, please contact us at events@soane.org.uk or call 020 7440 4279.


“Last night was a great success - everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event... The staff in each of the rooms were more than helpful and really enhanced the experience. For me in particular the room filled with paintings where the panels unfolded was a particular favourite. with a wonderful explanation and interaction."

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