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The Museum is temporarily closed from Thursday 5 November, due to the recent government announcement. You can still visit the Museum virtually by accessing our programme of digital resources, or by visiting our online shop.
We hope to reopen on 3 December. Free timed tickets for 3 December onwards remain available to book online.
If you booked a ticket between 5 November and 3 December, you don’t need to do anything – we will be in touch.
Sir John Soane’s Museum reopens on 1 October, initially on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Entry to the Museum is by a free timed ticket, which must be booked in advance.
We are a COVID-secure venue so we can continue to welcome visitors while London is in Tier 2 alert level. Please check the latest government guidelines and only visit the Museum with people inside your household or support bubble.
To ensure compliance with government guidelines we will keep your booking details for Test and Trace. We will also send you a follow up visitor survey. To opt out of either please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When visiting the Museum, we ask that visitors:
Photography is permitted inside the Museum. Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks and large cameras are not permitted.
Entry to the Museum is through the original front door of No. 13, with, with a one-way route around the Museum. Entry to the smaller spaces of the Picture Room and Monk’s Parlour will be restricted. Visitors should expect to have to wait to enter some interiors and some may be visible only from behind stanchions.
Hand sanitiser is available, and we have an enhanced cleaning regime for the toilets, frequent touch points and surfaces. Our staff and volunteers are provided with personal protective equipment.
Find us at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP. Show on Google Maps
Holborn (for Central and Piccadilly lines) is a short five minute walk away, while Temple (for the Circle and District lines) is 15 minutes away.
Buses 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, and X68 stop on Kingsway. Buses 8, 25, and 242 stop on High Holborn.
Sardinia Street and Portugal Street docking stations for Santander Cycles, or park your own bike at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
We are in the congestion charge zone, with a few pay-and-display parking spaces and green-badge bays in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
Our cloakroom is currently closed, so we ask that visitors do not bring any luggage or large bags to the Museum. This includes; rucksacks, suitcases, and bikes. The website stasher shows locations where you can pay a fee to leave luggage.
As the Museum spaces are narrow and our museum objects are fragile, we will provide a clear plastic bag for any small items you’d like to carry. The dimensions of the bag are 375mm x 450mm + 75mm deep.
Prams can be left in the space outside the Museum. Baby carriers are permitted.
Photography is permitted inside the Museum, though video, flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks and large cameras are not permitted.
Sharing your photos on Instagram? Tag our profile @SoaneMuseum and use #PhototheSoane and you could see your work shared on our feed.
Unfortunately, we do not currently permit sketching in the Museum.
Visitors with disabilities are very welcome. To ensure your requirements are met during your visit, contact us in advance on 020 7405 2107 or email email@example.com.
Our shop has a wide range of gift ideas to suit all ages and pockets - from bespoke jewellery and beautiful books, to exclusive products inspired by our collection. Visit during Museum opening hours or shop online. Every purchase supports the Museum.