Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

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LONDON | Sir John Soane’s Museum is housed in the former home of architect Sir John Soane, who over the course of his life (1753–1837) amassed an impressive collection of art, furniture and curiosities. The museum was established by an Act of Parliament during Soane’s life and one of the many conditions was that the house was kept as it was when Soane died. Not only is the museum worth visiting for its collection therefore but also the building itself. Indeed, as one would expect from the man who designed the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Soane’s house features a range of interesting architectural features, including a statue filled colonnade and a light filled crypt.

Collections in the museum include, just to name a few, artworks by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth, architectural drawings by Christopher Wren and Robert Adam, and the sarcophagus pharaoh Seti I. Of course, many of Soane’s own drawings and works are also on display

For a particularly unique experience, visit on the evening of the first Tuesday of the month, when the entire museum is lit by candles. Also note that due to the small size of the museum, only 70 visitors are allowed in at any given time and there is no information desk.

Sir John Soane’s Museum

13 Lincoln’s Inn Field
London WC2A 3BP
United Kingdom

Telephone: 020 7405 2107
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.soane.org/

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