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Sir John Soane's Museum
Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum

Free admission
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

The Basics

Sir John Soane was a successful British neoclassical architect, responsible for designing several important Regency-era buildings, including the Bank of England. After becoming professor of architecture at the Royal Academy, he decided to create a museum within his home (made up of three buildings in Lincoln’s Inn Fields) for his students, and the result is a quirky collection of copies of famous statues, Soane’s architectural models, and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

Visit independently or book a tour that visits the museum, like the secret gardens excursion of London that includes afternoon tea.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Admission to the museum is free.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible but is narrow in parts. There are a few special custom-sized wheelchairs available.

  • You can prebook a guided tour.

  • The museum does not have a shop or cafe.

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How to Get There

The museum is located at 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields in Holborn, London. The closest tube (subway) stop is Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) which is a short walk away. Numerous buses including nos. 1, 59, and 188 stop nearby on Kingsway.

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When to Get There

Sir John Soane’s museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am–5pm. Last entry is at 4:30pm. It’s also open on bank holidays. Weekends are the busiest time to visit.

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Take a Break at Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Thought to have inspired Central Park in New York, the urban green space at Lincoln’s Inn Fields is a popular spot to stop and take a break on any busy day out visiting London’s museums. Close to Sir John Soane’s Museum and the British Museum, it’s the largest public square in the city.

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