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Sir John Soane's Museum, London

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4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Located inside the house of architect John Soane, Sir John Soane's Museum is an intimate showroom for antiquities, drawings, and paintings. The top-lit Dome Area, Colonnade, and Museum Corridor at the rear of the museum are big draws for visitors and give an example of the Soane style of lighting used in other famous buildings in the city. The museum admits only 80 people at a time, so there is often a line of people waiting outside. Arrive early to claim your spot in line and avoid a long wait. Put Sir John Soane's Museum into our London trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This museum with is a series of townhouse is packed full of eclectic items. Sir John collected all these items over the years expanding to numerous townhouses. Everywhere you turn you see something. I...  read more »
  • This place is fascinating to visit if only to see a "hoard' of architectural pieces...small rooms crammed with them. Also get to see part of Soane's house and learn about the man. Be sure to see the p...  read more »
  • I confess that I had never heard of Sir John Soane or about the museum. I must have walked past it quite a lot over the years #veryunobservant! It is free (although donations are understandably encour...  read more »
  • Sir John Soane's Museum at 13 Lincoln's Inn Field London, Is the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane’s request, the house has been left untouched since his death – almost 180 years ago. This home is so different from any thing I have seen, filled with his exceptional collection of famous art works, sculptures, furniture and collectable artefacts, is quite beyond belief. Sir John Soame's had an extraordinary penchant for collecting, Busts paintings, frescoes, archways, pillars from all over the world, an astounding collection, entrance is free. An astounding house.
  • Renowned 18/19th.Century private collection in original setting that is both eccentric and quintessentially English. Manoeuvre gingerly in the architect, antiquarian and polymath Soane's personally designed space to view his possessions. Attendants are approachable and knowledgeable. Authentic and unique. Intriguing.
  • This is a very quirky and fun museum. I not sure if museum is that right word as it Sir John's house left pretty much as it was when he lived there. There is some really great stuff here including the original drawings of the rake's progress. The thing that makes this museum is that it's a 19th century hoarders home. It's all quality stuff but it's still a hoarder's home.
  • A beautifully decorated house crammed with art pieces of every sort. There are so many different pieces that I felt a bit overwhelmed: but in a good way. I sadly only had about half an hour to visit but would have loved to stay longer. Definitely worth a visit if you have the time!
  • The little gem in museums of London. The house of the architect John Soane is a beautiful surprise for the visitors. Free entry, no mobile or cameras allowed, and you'll feel in another world. Very narrow home, full of treasures, and very nice staff to show you around.
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