Sir John Soane's Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3BP 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 10am-5pm | Tours take place each Saturday at 11am, tickets on sale from 10.30am cost £5 | There is a special candlelit opening on the first Tuesday evening (6pm-9pm) of each month.
 
PRICES
FREE | Charges apply for certain tours
 

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Sir John Soane's MuseumAn appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking in nooks and crannies within the sprawling rooms and halls of neo-classical architect Sir John Soane's former residence are over 30,000 architectural drawings and antiquities. Works by Turner, Canaletto and Piranesi feature in the painting collection, with William Hogarth's eight canvasses of 'A Rake's Progress' forming the centre-piece. Each of the many spaces in this museum has its own strong identity and appeal. From the domed ceiling of the Breakfast Room and the Gothic library, to the study with its Roman architectural fragments and the two courtyards crammed with ancient stonework, this is a house of diversity and architectural merit. One of the most intriguing rooms is the Picture Gallery. Here, walls made up of large folding panels unravel to reveal a host of pictures that would not normally have been accommodated in the small room space. Panels are opened on request to groups. Look out for the alabaster Egyptian Sarcophagus of Seti I dated 1370BC appropriately located in the basement 'Sepulchral Chamber'. Museum tours take place every Saturday at 11am.

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Neoclassical nooks and crannies, architectural gems, bones and stones.

 

Sir John Soane's Museum events

 
Architectural ViewpointsArchitectural ViewpointsMarianne Holm Hansen leads a drawing workshop in which participants explore Soane's architectural ideas and vision and learn how to render them using one- or two-point perspective.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
Sir John Soane's Museum, 13  Lincoln's Inn Fields      WC2A 3BP
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Architectural Viewpoints
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES  Friday 28th November 2014 - 10.15am-4pm
Marianne Holm Hansen leads a drawing workshop in which participants explore Soane's architectural ideas and vision and learn how to render them using one- or two-point perspective.
Modelling Architectural FragmentsModelling Architectural FragmentsA papier mache workshop with Jessica Palmer.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
Sir John Soane's Museum, 13  Lincoln's Inn Fields      WC2A 3BP
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Modelling Architectural Fragments
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Thursday 4th December 2014 - 10.15am-4pm
A papier mache workshop with Jessica Palmer.
 

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Opening and closing times for Sir John Soane's Museum

Today (Saturday) Sir John Soane's Museum closes at 17.00

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

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17.00
 
 

Wednesday:

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17.00
 
 

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17.00
 
 

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10.00
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17.00
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Sir John Soane's Museum Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Holborn Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Farringdon Rail
 
12 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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