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Sir John Soane's Museum

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The unusual and unique home of Sir John Soane, eccentric architect of the Bank of England, presents a chimera of colors, unusual perspectives and decorative ornaments drawn from many centuries.
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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England
+44 20 7405 2107
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You really dont need to know everything about John Soane to visit this unique museum, but it's best to know a bit about life in this era (Regency) to understand the context and the culture of collecting. This is a unique property located in a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located not far from Russel Square, you'll find this eclectic and fascinating collection of art, architecture and history. I had heard about this from a colleague and figured it was time to go. Admission is free and I think they manage numbers fairly well so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum hidden close to the city. Beautiful pieces collected (Egyptian, Greek, etc.) and charming house where John Soane lived.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very unusual and personal. collection of one man. Amazing paintings and other artefacts including various statues and other carved items. Very attractive living rooms on the first floor. Will not be to everyone's taste - but should be visited.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastically restored Architects house full of a most eclectic mix of curios. Unbelievable collection and also amazing insight into early 1800’s. Free entry and tours in afternoon of private quarters of the family. Well worth a visit if you like history, art and architecture.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Chat65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... to appreciate this wonderful delight. Sloane was an Architect and collector. HIs house is filled to the brim with his collections of art and artefacts, as well as demonstrating his skill as an Architect - wonderful spaces imaginatively lit. No point trying to describe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Colin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Home of the Bank of England architect this home is a full of history and artefacts. Tucked away you feel like you are entering a small town house, but don’t be fooled - lots of extensive rooms behind. Make a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a fantastic alternative to the large museums. The house itself, the history, the book and art collections - and the 'crypt' that kept even our teenager interested. No queues and a tour takes about 1-2hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CatN100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is really different than any others. It’s full of artifacts, it’s mysterious and it’s beautiful. Also the architecture is full of surprises and details. I am so glad we go there.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank JKe8630
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tucked away in Holburn is this excellent little museum that is packed with the late owner's collection of curios. It's best to read about it beforehand as there are no explanations in the house itself.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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29 January 2017|
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Response from johnnybrighton2015 | Reviewed this property |
There's a cafe in the garden square if the sun is shining.
28 June 2016|
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Response from SJ_Soanes_Museum | Property representative |
Dear Gia, You can book tickets on our website for our highlights tours, or book a private apartments tour in the museum on the day, subject to availability. Entry to the Museum is otherwise unreserved; there is sometimes a... More
7 September 2015|
Response from SJ_Soanes_Museum | Property representative |
Opening times are Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm. We also open on bank holidays.