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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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Reviewed yesterday

Found this museum online and thought would take a visit as free and looked interesting. Wow! there aren't really any words for this amazing place. So much to look at and so quirky. Don't want to give too much away. Free entry and no need...More

Thank samantha t
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited this museum last week - what an experience - one not to be missed - a wonderful collection of paintings, objects,Egyptian artifacts and so much more . I booked a tour- the guide was very knowledgable and his tour brought the house to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best museums I've ever been to. Firstly, I love the fact they prohibit mobile phones - not only does it add to the atmosphere of the museum, but it stops awful people ruining other people's experience of the exhibits by trying to...More

Thank Ben V
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum with a group of 10/11 year olds who were researching Ancient Egypt as part of a school topic. We found the museum to be very stuffy ... you were not allowed 'electronic devices' of any kind and therefore unable to take...More

Thank LHD39
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First: free Downstairs: it's very cramped here (there's a reason it called "The Crypt"). The exhibits (lots of plaster casts as well as originals) are crammed in floor to ceiling and then up into the next floor as well. There are lots of things in...More

Thank Martin_Ridgway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The number of exhibits is simply staggering. In many areas the passage is very tight with ancient sculptures on shelves by said passages (hence the comment about children). Try not to rush when you’re there as there is so much to take in. There are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum with our two young children. It’s a shame you can’t take your buggy in so we had to leave it outside but based on the size of the house we can understand that. The house itself is great with lots of...More

1  Thank Amit S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of all the great museums in London this is my absolute favourite. I've visited at least half a dozen times but still learn something new every time I go. The guides are so knowledgeable! The collection is amazing. The sheer number of artifacts and...More

Thank globetrotter51_10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magical private house crammed with wonderful objects: ancient Greek, Egyptian, Roman, paintings, sculptures, coins, collected by the marvelously obsessive Sir John Soane who endowed it to the nation, so we can enjoy the collection for free. Loved it!

Thank Angelika W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if in the area. Went on a Sunday afternoon and despite being busy it wasn't overcrowded by any stretch. As you go in (and have walked past the shop), you get directed down to the crypt and the kitchens. This bit,...More

Thank James A
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JessieK
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.
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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.
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giamoody
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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
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