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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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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England
+44 20 7405 2107
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a small museum tucked away on a little street across from a beautiful park. Unique collection of art and architectural treasures in a restored home that is as fun to look at as the collection. Skylights everywhere cast a golden light on innumerable...More

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this museum and were pleasantly surprised to find that the entrance fee was FREE! what a nice change. The house is in easy walking distance from Holborn station, Its not really suitable for disabled visitors as room inside is limited. In side...More

1  Thank Skyrosey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places which you must visit at least once, if only for its uniqueness. The museum is simply the eclectic collection of Sir John Soane and the place is packed to the ceiling on all floors, with paintings, sculpture, eqyptian and...More

1  Thank randn94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had seen this museum on tv for being up for the art fund museum of the year 2017 and had been intrigued to visit. From the outside you really have no idea about what you're going to see inside. An avid collector of architectural...More

Thank Ecosse Claire
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum holds the collection of Sir John Soane, which is held in three terraced houses that he designed and built His collection was largely of architectural elements from ancient buildings, but there are also items of sculpture and his painting collection. Soane gifted his...More

Thank Maree C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this museum it was extraordinary, but we went on a Saturday and did not get to see all the art work because it was too busy!

Thank Mrs Ann D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, this house overlooks a beautiful green space. Second, entrance is free. Lastly (and most importantly), it boasts an enormous, somewhat odd private collection. If you're interested in artifacts and not too scared of tight spaces, this is a good place to go on a...More

Thank Dana D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once upon a time this museum was one of the best kept secrets in London. I used to visit and be one of the few looking around. Now it is almost impossible to walk around because of the tourists. It is not at all suitable...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this amazing museum today with 2 girlfriends expecting a quick visit 3 hours later we left We went on a tour of the private apartments led by guide Philip who was so enthusiastic and knowledge We then went to the picture gallery and...More

1  Thank Scallywag57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the neataest living museums I have ever visited. Ecletic architect and collector custom made a display museum for his reference and art. Words fail, but the sheer amount of neat stuff to see in terms of art and architecture boggles the mind. Highlight...More

Thank John H
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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Is there a cafe in the museum or nearby as we plan to meet a friend and then visit the museum with her? Thanks.
29 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.
Emma M
Any advice on what time to start queuing for the Tuesday evening tour in February? We know about the first 200 people by 5.30pm guideline, so were thinking of joining the queue at 5.15.. Anyone think that sounds too early, or too late? Thanks, Emma.
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.
Can I reserve a spot for Thursday morning 11?
28 June 2016|
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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