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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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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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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields | Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, England
+44 20 7405 2107
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Reviewed yesterday

There are lots of scary -looking free Masonic symbols and peculiar concave mirrors which would either applied to free Masonic ritual or occult ritual of some kind. In particular in the front room the fireplace is surrounded by these tiny sets of concave mirrors. Because...More

Thank Emma1234abcd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Very interesting quirky museum that was the home of the architect Sir John Soames. Filled with some amazing paintings, but the highlight has got to be the alabaster Sarcophagis of The Egyptian King Setie1 one of the most important discoveries...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Space is very limited inside as there is so much on display, with almost no surface left uncovered; large bags/rucksacks must be handed in to avoid damaging the artefacts. The whole is a testament to how to ‘squeeze a quart into a pint pot’!! It’s...More

Thank holintel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first went here fifty years ago and was blown away by the paintings. It's still as exciting and extraordinary a place today! Round the corner from Holborn tube station Lincoln's Inn Fields couldn't be easier to get to and the museum is on the...More

Thank Crispinhj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true delight. Only negative is that they only let a few in at a time so you may have a bit of a wait

Thank HonestMcHonest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good museum that is well worth visiting when in London. It is a short walk from Holborn Underground station. The entry is free but you may have to queue to get in at busy times but when I visited it was very quiet....More

Thank rayraynewby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not expect to spend so much time in this small, but extensive collection of memorabilia and items from Egypt and the middle east. It is very cramped inside due to all the items on display so be prepared to leave backpacks at the...More

1  Thank chriskaia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Have meant to visit for sometime and a weekend in London made it possible. So glad I did. Fantastic collection housed in a fascinating building. A repeat visit is essential as there is so much to see.

Thank weathervane10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on the recommendation of a good friend. It was a great recommendation. It's free to enter and £3.00 to purchase a guide book on entry. The security is good and the staff are so helpful in providing information about each part of the...More

Thank marcus j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a home set in the 1820's . If you have an interest in how the other half lived in the early 1820's the do visit . Its free of charge . Due to the vast amount of ancient statuary in the rooms it...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
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29 January 2017|
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Response from johnnybrighton2015 | Reviewed this property |
There's a cafe in the garden square if the sun is shining.
Emma M
22 December 2016|
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Response from Meng B | Reviewed this property |
This is on the first Tuesday of each month. Suggest you join the queue by 17.00 but even if you are not in the first 200 with guaranteed entry, you could still get in on their one-out-one-in basis until 20.30.
27 June 2016|
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Response from VWriter | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if reservations are taken, but my experience is that you don't really need them. If you go early in the day (when they open or close to it) you will get in right away. Only 90 people at a time are allowed in and... More