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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 #52 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Nottingham
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

When you arrive at the museum you wonder what exactly you will see. Its in a terraced property in a smart area in London. Do not let the exterior fool you, inside its a cross between the Tardis and an Aladins cafe, brilliant. There is so much to see, well worth a visit. There is no entry charge but you... More

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South Normanton, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Sir John Soane museum was a terrific find, ( thanks to my sister for recommending it) tucked away on Lincolnshire Inn Fields, with free entry, a very short queue to get in and although our visit was at a time when extensive renovations were being carried out it was still worthwhile. Picture galley room with some stunning pieces including... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The Soane Museum is an odd collection with no particular theme by one of the 19th century rags to riches eccentrics who designed some significant places in London. On this, my fourth visit over the years, the museum is less dark and foreboding than previous visits. The main reason many people come to visit is the collection of art, mainly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My cousin advised me this was a 'must see'. A quick tube ride and a short walk ( from Kensington Gardens), we joined the queue. Note - go early as lines can get very long. Every form of art is represented in this amazing collection, along with, models of the famous buildings Sloan designed. This is a place I return... More

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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My wife got claustrophobic with the narrow halls and imposing hunks of statues and architecture. The picture gallery was delayed because a group was in it a long time with a docent. Not many places to go while waiting. I found it an interesting collection of a man who saved everything he found related to architecture. All in several interconnected... More

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sheringham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a must not miss attraction in the centre of London and it's free! The terraced house is exquisitely presented and offers something on every level and around every corner. The collection of Greek and Roman antiquities is something special especially presented in what was his home.

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Farmington, CT
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

My TA friends have misled me. This does not happen often! We found this museum barely worth the time spent on the queue. It was a small collection of bits easily seen and appreciated better appreciated at the British Museum, or your hometown museum. The rooms were small, poorly lit, and we only saw two models of buildings he had... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If ever you wondered what to do with all those nickknacks accumulated over your lifetime... here's the answer! Design your own settings (an architetural work of art), then fill every nook and cranny with oddities. An excellent visit (lots of stairs). Downloading the audio guide from its web site onto you phone is OK, probably better when the central staircase... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Astonishing, eccentric, full of surprises. Nothing really prepares you for this place. Just be patient with queue, take your time wandering round and be tolerant of the crush. It's all part of this unique place. A must-see if you are in London and have a couple of hours to spare.

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Henlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Sir John Soane Museum holds countless paintings, drawings, antiquities, architectural oddities from all around the world, then decorated every wall, ceiling, floor and cupboards to accommodate all these items. Truly a wonderful, wonderful museum and probably the best small museum in London Entry is FREE, please be generous by making a donation or buying a guide book or something from... More

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