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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 3 days ago

Went here yesterday as part of the London Open House weekend. A great experience and an amazing step into the past. A warren of rooms displaying the eclectic collection of artefacts collected by the former owner of the house. The lower floors contain stone sculptures...More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One visit is never enough here as there is so much to see you just can't take it in. A life times collection of artefacts including The Rakes Progress. Just go and enjoy and remember to go again as it's free. Set in a beautiful...More

Thank Spike C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is crammed full of architectural pieces and other odd bits and pieces. Before you go in you have to put your handbag in a clear plastic bag. Every nook and cranny is chock full of items - it becomes a bit of a...More

Thank Rocklander223
Reviewed 6 days ago

At the entrance a helper stands ready to put bags and cameras in plastic bag, and this is for a reason, the walkways within the house are narrow and there are lots of statues on plinths to avoid bumping into. It is amazing that the...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 1 week ago

It helps to be thin in this very quirky museum. Crammed with curios. It is a bit off the beaten track in Lincolns Inn Fields but well worth a visit. This building was the home of Sir John Soane but hard to imagine living there.

Thank lakelover908
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopfully you can still download free of charge the Steven Fry narration of the museum that you can listen to from once you arrive in front of the house. This is a great self guided tour using the direction of Mr Fry (a national tresure)...More

Thank jarroduk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the more unusual museums to be found in London. The collection ranges from Egyptian antiquities, to works of art, to what is claimed to be the world's first combination range/stove top designed by Sir John Soanes. There are very few signs explaining what...More

Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about this place on a television programme and my husband made a note to visit next time we were at a loose end whilst in London. Most amazing place and quirky collection. Sir John lived in the house so it's an opportunity to see...More

Thank 730maureenb
Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone who likes unusual off the beaten track attractions, I highly recommend this museum, which is spread over three adjacent terraced houses and virtually unchanged since Sir John Soane's death in 1837. Looking at the rather ordinary exterior, it is impossible to imagine what...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been wanting to come here for years and finally have. This is the most amazing quirky collection of architectural pieces sarcophagi urns and drawings I ve ever seen it's free but a donation is expected and it's located on lincolns inn . I want...More

Thank Mark G
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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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
22 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.
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