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Sir John Soane's Museum

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Address: 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England
Phone Number: 44-20-7405-2107
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The unusual and unique home of Sir John Soane, eccentric architect of the...

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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Very interesting place with so many artefacts of importance displayed as well as the room that Sir John Soane lived in being on display. This truly interesting man played such a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting place with so many artefacts of importance displayed as well as the room that Sir John Soane lived in being on display. This truly interesting man played such a role in the architecture of iconic buildings - I learned a lot from the visit. The majority of staff were extremely well informed and helpful in offering information to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

- I went in September '16 to this Museum for the second time (after many years) and went around for about a couple of hours plus here. - The staff are friendly and will explain if you ask for details.Though there are many artifacts kept close to each other in a small place, they are well arranged and in an... More 

Thank rrumakanthan
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This fabulous museum reflects the way intelligent Regency people viewed their world. It appeals to everyone, yet never 'dumbs down'. It's my favourite London museum, and as it's just round the corner from my agent's office, I plan to visit it frequently!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place it's one of the most beautifoul place and miseum of the world. Every people that go to london must visit this plane one time in life!! :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't know anything at all about Sir John Soane until our visit to his house/museum. However, there was an excellent informative guide who took the time to inform all who were interested about Soane, his collection of art, and other tidbits of information about the man. It was not part of a guided tour, but he definitely contributed to... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful house filled with artefacts collected by Sir John on his Grand Tour. Not sure half of it should actually be here. Really pretty drawing room. Staff are friendly which is something unusual in our experience this week. Great for a free museum. Houses Hogarth's most famous work

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I attended a special performance of the London Symphony Orchestra Quartet in this wonderful place. Candle-lit, a true little gem - sticking out nicely from amongst the many top attractions in London. The LSO @ Soane's Museum - - true magic!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't visit this treasure of a place in the past because they insisted that visitors leave their bags in unlocked cubicles. This time they improved and just had us put our shoulder bags in a plastic bag and we needed to carry it by hand. An inconvenience, but well worth it. The unconventional house and the unconventional collection made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had wanted to see this museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields because I read of the Picture Gallery, which contains concealed doors that are opened about once an hour by guides to reveal hidden paintings, most prominently Hogarth's satiric series "The Rake's Progress." The outside wall usually displayed contains a stunning Canaletto and another Hogarth series entitled "The Election." The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a surprising find for us, didn't know what to expect before we went in. But it was amazing that you got to go into a place that someone a century ago and more lived in, and you get to see all the things inside the house in close proximity. Really appreciate the great work that the volunteers put... More 

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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