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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 2 days ago

Sir Soane's home was a marvel -- of architecture, of history, of "things" to see -- wow!!!! Hard to take it all in. We were so very glad we took our niece's recommendation to see it. And, a very nice selection of items in the...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 days ago

As with many of the London Museums, this small gem is free and right across the street from the love Lincoln Inn Fields park. Closed on Monday and Tuesdays, this is a lovely Sunday afternoon visit at the private collection of Sir John Soane. Truly...More

Thank SLWW626
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went on the recommendation of a friend, and wasn't expecting much... There's a lot packed in here! So much packed in that it's impossible to see it all - no matter how many times you visit. Think of the museum as the home of...More

1  Thank Vernonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great small gem of a museum. There’s an awful lot crammed into the three houses that make up this museum. Today’s “tiny house” fans would appreciate the ingenuity that went into designing this layout two hundred years ago. From priceless Egyptian sarcophagus to scabrous...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an Amazing place this is full of hidden wonders absolutely amazing I would have thought the staff would have been more active in chatting to visitors as information is sparse even in the £3 room guide I had hoped that as no photography was...More

Thank Emzief
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in one of London's most interedting area, this excellently preserved and maintained house shows eccenticity to the max. An amazing collection of roman and Egyptian artifacts (,knick knacks ) this house is s maze of rooms preserved as it was at the time of...More

2  Thank PeterMVic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house is three in one and filled with examples of architectural features, statues, paintings and even part of an Abbey. Sir John is famous for designing the Bank of England and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Unfortunately photos are not allowed!

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting and ecclectic. I happened to be there when an explanation of a series of paintings was given. worth a look

Thank nicky w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this house. Beautiful architecture and sculptures and a wonderful history behind it all. Not touristy and not too big. Please go :)

1  Thank Mukuma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A less imposing frontage would be difficult to imagine. But inside is an Aladdin's cave of treasures and pictures and facts. Recently extended, the Museum is London's best kept secret - people who've lived and worked in the area for years know nothing of it....More

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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.