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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 #38 of 1,047 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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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing.Off the main tourist route of museums so quieter than most places in London. Perfect size to wander around in a couple of hours so you can take it all in. They do candlit tours which would be magical.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Sir John Soane's Museum is amazing. Truly amazing. Absolutely amazing. This is honestly one of my favourite museums in London, so considering I study around the block it's strange that I don't stop in more often. The museum is just beautiful and filled with paintings, sculptures, and many other artefacts; barely any wall space is left unfilled. And of course,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is one of the best in London. Great vision of Soames shows here. Even the children enjoyed learning and youngest even told staff that their show n tell next week will catapult them with house points. :-) fantastic gem...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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

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

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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