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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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Ranked #40 of 1,041 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The unusual and unique home of Sir John Soane, eccentric architect of the Bank of England, presents a chimera of colors, unusual perspectives and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a fascinating look into the world and home of early 19th century genius and curator however I would have missed the point had I not signed up for tour by a Soane scholar who has a passion for the house and it's owner. Most informative tour I have had which was not by a trained volunteer but an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Since my first visit in 1989 I fell in love with the house-museum of sir John Soane, one of the greatest English Architects and a collector of antiques and art, way ahead of his time. Every room, every corner of the house is filled with magical light and colour. The breakfast room is one of the most delicate interior spaces... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Small enough not to get museum fatigue, but packed with treasure. One of the most unique places in Britain.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I always recommend this to any friends or family who visit London - it is quite simply extraordinary. The house, in Lincoln's Inn Fields, was lived in by Sir John Soane ( architect, educationalist whose works include The Bank of England and the wonderful Dulwich Picture gallery) and is preserved pretty much as it was in the 1700s. thank goodness... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is easily the best museum I've ever been too. It's basically a house. But what a house! It's beautifully designed. It's atmospheric. It's fascinating! It contains the most astonishing assortment of artefacts and curiosities, including a large sarcophagus! Also, if you go on the first tuesday of the month (and I recommend that you do), then the museum will... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a wonderful museum created by an interesting man. John Soane was a collector and architect extraordinaire. He thought that his collections should be presented serendipitously much like they were found. It is a delight. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Sir John Soane had a discerning eye and it shows on every wall. His Hogarth's are the most famous and the staff are eager to tell you the details of the story. I enjoy house museums and this one does not disappoint. It is small, intimate, quirky and unique. Plus the charm of Lincoln' Inn Fields just out side. For... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Be sure to ask them to move the panels and you will see even more treasures. A charming little museum--nice to mix in after the larger museums.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This museum is stunning. There's so much packed into it. Be sure to ask for the panels to be opened. ...loads of treasure to be observed. On the first Tuesday of the month it is open till late and lit up to display soane's trick of optimising (candle) light. Wonderful place situated in lovely Lincoln's Inn Field.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I loved this house but appreciate it may not be to to everyone's taste. It gets a bit cramped the more people there are and can feel like playing follow the leader. It's also very dark in places which makes viewing difficult at times. Also interesting to note the differing standards of manners from various nationalities which is apparent in... More

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