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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent eclectic collection all under one roof - well not technically! Staff are knowledgeable and very willing to talk about all the items in the house plus about John Soanes and his family. This is a treat for any age.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very helpful and attentive. The artefacts on display are incredible. The rooms are stacked from top to bottom with treasures of architecture and other art forms from ancient Egyptian times up to 19th century.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is definitely something different. The most interesting is that except the exhibits the building with its rooms and spaces is an exhibit itself. The office, the kitchen, the library etc reveal to the visitor something from the life of the years past. The staff...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At times it feels like there’s a fine line between collecting and hoarding. There’s so much stuff and so much to see. It’s overwhelming but it’s very clear that he was collecting as part of his design inspiration. It’s also pretty much unchanged since he...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take someone who's visiting London who's done or wants something different from the usual large museums and gallerys. Loads of hidden gems, you won't walk away without going "that was amazing!"

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sir John Soane was an architect, a collector, an art connoisseur, and to think you have entry into his little world is amazing. The Museum is actually his home, and there are architectural "surprises" to be enjoyed throughout. Takes about an hour max to go...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I simply loved it. Remember, it's a house, not a museum, and that's what makes it even more AMAZING. The staff were so nice and friendly, especially the gentleman in the sarcophagus' room. All in all, a fantastic experience a little bit off of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a long time I planned a visit here. Interesting and something to include in yr London sighseeing if you are in the area. On a first stay in town maybe you won't have time, but don't miss it if you are nearby. I.g.,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating view into the world of a collector, the entire house is preserved as Sir John Soane had left it. It is free and you can go through the rooms at your own pace. No photos are allowed when you are inside. There are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sir John Soane was a famous architect (he built the Bank of England) and a great collector. Every nook and cranny of this house museum is filled to the brim with an eclectic collection of treasures. Sculptures, furniture, art pieces, porcelain and chinaware, books -...More

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
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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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giamoody
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
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tigrecat
8 September 2015|
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Response from SJ_Soanes_Museum | Property representative |
Opening times are Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm. We also open on bank holidays.
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