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Sir John Soane's Museum

Address: 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England (Holborn)
Phone Number: 44-20-7405-2107
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: The unusual and unique home of Sir John Soane, eccentric architect of...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Southport, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Firstly, to address the issue of "staff" that has been mentioned by other reviewers. We found that the guides inside the museum were very helpful, happy to answer questions and knowledgeable. The one gentleman on the front gate was OK, but you would have thought he was dealing with a queue of rowdy concert goers rather than the sedate mix... More 

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Sheffield
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48 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This place is rammed with artefacts- mainly Greek and Roman- but from anywhere and everywhere. There's a few fabulous items, mingled in with some interesting pieces, cobbled together with some junk. You get a real idea of Sir John's eclectic and eccentric tastes. You musn't miss Seti I's sarcophagus- despite the extensive Egyptian collection in the British museum- there's nothing... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The Hoggarths are just brilliant and the museum fascinating. Room upon room of the unexpected and I would suspect that there is something there for just about anybody.

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Kings Langley, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was a bit unfortunate that my sister and I arrived on a very wet and cold February afternoon but we have never had an experience like it. The attitude of the two people at the gate got us off to a bad start , they were both unwelcoming . When we were told we must put our umbrellas in... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been to most of the museums in London and this is one of the most unusual. Interesting collection of items and it was fascinating to wander round the recreated rooms. Art and history and fascinating items combined.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to see the Hogarth and was happy to wait to see them in such close quarters. The whole place is fascinating so crammed full. A short visit here will stay with you for a long time. So if you are in the Holborn area it is well worth a short detour away from the hustle and bustle into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This museum is something quite extraordinary. I visited december 2012 (a date which is not an option to choose when I now write this review, that is why it says march 2014). The memory of it still fascinates me. It is wonderful to experience how the pursuit of knowledge and interest in other cultures can inspire us as humans. I... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fabulous exhibition in an amazing building, we combined this with lunch in the park followed by a trip to the Hunterian Museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We made a special trip wishing to see the Hogarth Paintings, not disappointed, the guide was most kind in allowing us to see al of them plus she gave us our own talk on the various meanings. We did this trip on a weekday, last time went at weekend, found the museum not so crowded during the week. We went... More 

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Great Bedwyn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Interesting museum, incredible collection of artefacts. Downside - long queue for admission but worth the wait.

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