About Sir. John Soane's Museum:
Sir John Soane was an architect and avid collector of antiquities and art. He merged 3 houses on Lincoln's Inn Fields to be his home and museum which he left to the nation in 1837. Expect to be stunned by the building itself as well as the exhibits which include the sarcophagus of Seti I in the crypt and Hogarth paintings in the picture gallery. An absolute treasure trove and well worth a visit.
Nearest Tube Station:
020 7440 4263
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm
First Tuesday evening of every month: 6-9pm candlelit opening.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, Bank Holidays, and Christmas Eve (24 December).
There is a Museum tour each Saturday at 11am; tickets are on sale from 10.30am and cost £10.
The museum is literally full of exhibits so has to limit visitor numbers. You may be asked to queue outside, especially at busy times such as Saturdays. Plan to visit early (opens 10am).
No Buggies or Large Bags:
The museum cannot accommodate buggies/prams/pushchairs as the aisles are narrow. Buggies can be left in the porch, at owner's own risk.
No large bags or suitcases permitted due to small size of the museum. All bags are subject to security checks.
Free Downloadable Guided Tours:
You can download audio tours
from the museum website. Do listen to the introduction to the museum by Stephen Fry whose enthusiasm is infectious.
The museum does not permit the use of iPads or iPhones as they create a lot of light which affects the ambience of the Museum so you are asked to download these recordings to a different MP3 player.
Official Museum Website: