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Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England
+44 20 7405 2107
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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 yesterday via mobile

We spent 2hours in this wonderful museum of paintings and treasures unbeliveable so many fascinating items and the picture room was amazing . will be back again

Thank Dolores M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow, the place could not be more packed with just fantastic stuff everywhere you turn. The Egyptian sarcophagus pieces alone wort the trip and they are just the beginning. All packed (nicely packed) into the extended home of Sir John Soane. Very helpful staff on...More

Thank miamiskibum
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to the museum a few weeks ago after wanting to visit for years. An ecclectic art collection amassed over years and left as it was upon the death of Sir John Soane's who once lived there. There's no photography allowed, and...More

Thank kellypea56
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cramped space anyway, and then the worldy artifacts that Sir John crammed in, makes it even tighter, and then the sheer numbers of tourists that wish to visit make it pretty unpleasant. This review is based entirely on a visit at a...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum provides a vision og Georgian London through the eyes of one rather eccentric man, Sir John Soane. His collection is remarkable with diverse objects including marvellous pictures. His architectural models are terrific and it is well worth joining the guided tour of the...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous collection of objects, art, archeology. A 'must' for anyone visiting London interested in fine art and British eccentricity.

Thank BeethovenMozartBudgi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw an article about this in the paper and decided to visit on our next trip to London. You can't take photos, but good selection of postcards available. We booked the private apartment tour as the general tour was already fully booked, but had time...More

Thank Kaz1965_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quirky museum of his life and work as a architect and family man and all his collections . Free entry a donation box is there for you .it us up in the ginal of the museum of the year

1  Thank branutd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sir John Soane was obviously a very talented man, facilitated originally by his wife's wealth. The museum, in the houses that he built and in which he lived is a wonder. So many varied pieces in such a limited space.

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you choose to go to a smaller museum...this is the one. This eclectic collection is amazing in scope and charming in presentation. You will be surprised to find so much in this space. There is just about everything from statutes, paintings, books, furniture...voted the...More

2  Thank Rose412
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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Is there a cafe in the museum or nearby as we plan to meet a friend and then visit the museum with her? Thanks.
30 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.
Emma M
Any advice on what time to start queuing for the Tuesday evening tour in February? We know about the first 200 people by 5.30pm guideline, so were thinking of joining the queue at 5.15.. Anyone think that sounds too early, or too late? Thanks, Emma.
23 December 2016|
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Response from Meng B | Reviewed this property |
This is on the first Tuesday of each month. Suggest you join the queue by 17.00 but even if you are not in the first 200 with guaranteed entry, you could still get in on their one-out-one-in basis until 20.30.
Can I reserve a spot for Thursday morning 11?
28 June 2016|
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Response from VWriter | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if reservations are taken, but my experience is that you don't really need them. If you go early in the day (when they open or close to it) you will get in right away. Only 90 people at a time are allowed in and... More