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“Incredible experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England (Holborn)
44-20-7405-2107
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Ranked #56 of 2,331 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Toronto, Canada
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“Incredible experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We lined up for the Tuesday evening candlelight tour of the Sir John Soane's Museum. Admission was free and though it was a tad dark to see some of the details of the house the overall experience was incredible. A must see!

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“Candlelit tour worth the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We decided to give the candlelit tour a go, and having asked what time to get there as they only let 200 in we got there at 5.30 for the 6pm opening, got a ticket, waited for an hour and a quarter, by which time my friends were giving me a hard time as it was my idea, but all was forgiven once we got in. Very atmospheric and interesting and not what we expected at all. I hate queuing but would still say it was well worth it.

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New York, New York, United States
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic small museum. With an overwhelming number of things to see. Make sure to have the picture gallery doors opened.

Visited May 2013
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“Jammed packed with things and people”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had not been to this museum for 40 years. We had forgot that it is a house in which the owner collected mainly Greek and Roman things. It is jammed packed with items. Hard to get a perspective on what one is looking at. There is a queue to get in as they try to regulate how many people are in. We did not have to wait long. It is free. I had to put my handbag in a plastic bag that they provide.
You will like it if you like old houses and antiquities.

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“Lovely and unique museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Very well worth a visit, such a unique place filled with so many interesting items - antiquities, paintings and a fantastic sarcophagus of Seti I, as well as wonderful paintings by Hogarth and Canaletto.

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