Sir John Soane's Museum

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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3BP
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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.
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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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Today (Wednesday) Sir John Soane's Museum closes at 17.00

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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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