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Sir John Soane's Museum, London

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#23 of 257 in Museums in London
Located inside the house of architect John Soane, Sir John Soane's Museum is an intimate showroom for antiquities, drawings, and paintings. The top-lit Dome Area, Colonnade, and Museum Corridor at the rear of the museum are big draws for visitors and give an example of the Soane style of lighting used in other famous buildings in the city. The museum admits only 80 people at a time, so there is often a line of people waiting outside. Arrive early to claim your spot in line and avoid a long wait. By using our London visit planner , you can arrange your visit to Sir John Soane's Museum and other attractions in London.
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  • A fantastic selection of artifacts from around the globe. Hogarth paintings, Greek sculptures...you name it, it's here. All within the glorious environment of this fantastic architectural masterpiece....  more »
  • I saw this in a Sunday magazine so we decided to visit. Short walk from Covent Garden in a lovely part of London. Fascinating place loads to see including a tour. The staff extremely knowledgeable and...  more »
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  • Entry to the museum is free but I would recommend you get the £3 guide book as because the house is unchanged they have not labelled anything so that they can preserve its originality. The house is free for people to wonder around and the staff are more than happy and able to answer any of your questions. They all know slot of information about the house. I don't normally like museums but this was a different experience for me which I enjoyed very much. It is like a big time capsule and if fascinating for anyone who like history in any way. I would highly recommend it for everyone
  • Absolutely love this gem. Been twice now and will go back. Pictures are not allowed and that is part of the beauty. Staff is generally very happy to tell you some back story of items on display and I am sure each has a good story tell. Because of narrow hallways and what I assume certain capacity sometimes you might have to wait in line for a bit but it is well worth it. Best way to describe is classiest hoarders in the best way possible as you have to remember that items are artwork, sculptures, home objects and furniture from different times. Great collection always complimented by good current exhibitions. Sometimes futuristic subjects which I’m going to guess Sir John Soane would approve.
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