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Opening Times and Tickets TOP

Sir John Soane's Museum has reopened.

We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4:15). 
Entry is by a free timed ticket. Timed tickets are now available to book online.

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You can also explore the Museum from home using our new Highlights Film. The Highlights Film takes you on a tour through the most special spaces and objects in the Museum, and costs £8.

Order your Highlights Film today

You can also discover the stories behind the Soane Museum with our new guide on the free Bloomberg Connects app.

​Bloomberg Connects, a free digital guide to cultural organizations, makes it easy to access and engage with arts and culture. Unique and exclusive multimedia guides, commentary from experts, and virtual activities offer insights into exhibitions and collections.

If you are using the app whilst visiting the Museum, we ask that you wear headphones whilst playing audio and video.

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Visiting Safely TOP

We are a COVID-secure venue and have introduced measures to protect visitors during their visit to the Museum.

In line 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 visitorservices@soane.org.uk

We have introduced some new rules for visitors during the pandemic:

  • We ask that visitors do not bring any luggage or large bags to the Museum. This includes; rucksacks, suitcases, and bikes. 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.
  • Please arrive at the Museum for the date and time of your timed ticket, no more than five minutes before your time slot. There is no need to present your ticket.
  • For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers we encourage you to wear a face covering during your visit, unless exempt.
  • Please do not touch any doors or surfaces in the Museum to avoid the possibility of any contamination.
  • We have restricted our visitor numbers but we ask that you keep your distance from other visitors when inside the Museum.

Photography is permitted inside the Museum. Flash photography, filming your visit, tripods, selfie sticks, large cameras and phone calls are not permitted.

Entry to the Museum is through the original front door of No. 13, with a one-way route around the Museum. 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.

Getting here TOP

Find us at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP. Show on Google Maps

By tube
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.

By bus
Buses 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, and X68 stop on Kingsway. Buses 8, 25, and 242 stop on High Holborn.

By bike
Sardinia Street and Portugal Street docking stations for Santander Cycles, or park your own bike at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

By car
We are in the congestion charge zone, with a few pay-and-display parking spaces and green-badge bays in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Cloakroom and Luggage TOP

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 and Sketching TOP

Photography is permitted inside the Museum, though flash photography, filming your visit, tripods, selfie sticks and large cameras are not permitted. Phone calls are also not permitted inside the Museum. Photographs of works in our current exhibition The Romance of Ruins: The Search for Ancient Ionia, 1764 are permitted for visitors’ own private and non-commercial purposes.

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.

Accessibility TOP

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 admin@soane.org.uk.

Read more about access at the Museum

Shop TOP

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.

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Stay in touch TOP

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