Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum is located in Holborn, in the neo-classical architect Sir John Soane's home and studio.

The collection

The museum houses drawings, models of the architect’s projects, as well as numerous drawings, paintings and antiques that Sir John Soane collected during his life.

The exhibitions have an ornate aesthetic, where the sculptural elements overlap each other and the reliefs are attached to the walls forming curious puzzles.

At the back of the house the alabaster sarcophagus of Seti I is located; one of the most treasured objects of the museum. At the time, Soane was so happy to receive the sarcophagus that he organized a three-day party to celebrate the event.

A very special museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum is very popular, not only because of its collection of paintings, drawings and antiques, but because of its particular aesthetic. The museum is situated in Holborn, in the heart of London, and as with the Wallace Collection is free to visit.


Wednesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm.


Free entry


Tube: Holborn, Central and Piccadilly lines.

Nearby places

London Transport Museum (641 m) Covent Garden (661 m) British Museum (720 m) National Portrait Gallery (1.1 km) Chinatown (1.1 km)