Sir John Soane's Museum

The Soane Museum is the extraordinary house of Sir John Soane, one of the greatest English architects, who built and lived in it more than a century and a half ago.

The Museum has been kept as it was at the time of his death nearly 180 years ago. It displays his collection of antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models, paintings – including work by Hogarth, Turner and Canaletto  – and over 30,000 architectural drawings. It’s a vast, extraordinary collection, full of curiosities and surprises.

Today, the Museum continues to offer free access to visitors, just as Soane intended. We host thought-provoking exhibitions, run inspiring events, and maintain a rich research library.

Our Trustees safeguard the museum, supported by a small team of staff and volunteers. We’re always looking for people to work with us. You can volunteer or apply to be part of our team.

Your support is vital to the museum.  All donations help us continue our work, making sure everyone can enjoy Sir John Soane’s legacy, today and in the future.

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