Soane was a distinguished neo-classical architect who designed the Bank of England. After his death in 1837 his house became a unique museum of architecture and art.
The world's most famous 'secret museum', the SJSM can't be described without using the words bric-a-brac, labyrinthine, or cluttered. A must-see for anyone who hasn't been.
Free and totally unique places like Sir John Soane's Museum are what make London great! Get in the queue early (around 5pm) for the candlelight viewing on the first Tue of every month.
Heard that this place was amazing and I wasn't disappointed. Went there on a Saturday morning, and it was pleasingly quiet. I had a 5 year old in tow who *loved* the labyrinthine nature of the place
For the candlelit event on the 1st Tuesday of the month: Get there early or queueing can take up to 2hrs...
Weird in here. A little overwhelming. Seeing everything is impossible, so just appreciate what you do see.
Great small museum - don't forget to check out the room with the paintings hanging on the double panelled wall.
Even though parts of this incredible museum are under construction it was still well worth the thirty minute queue. The enthusiastic staff offer lots of insight and the rooms can be breath-taking
Yes, it's free - but this benefit doesn't make an uninspiring place inspiring...
Hidden gem. Arrive early as it gets busy. Be aware no photography allowed inside. Bags must be left in cloakroom due to tight corridors. Not suitable for small children.
Absolutely incredible place with a wonderful eclectic mix of antiquities - not your usual museum experience must see and it's FREE!!!
If anyone gives you grief about being a hoarder, take them here and show them what hoarding is really like.
Brilliant. Felt like an 8 years old kid in the cabinet of wonders.
There's an atmospheric candlelit late opening (until 9pm) on the first Tuesday of every month. Books say to arrive early so there's always a long queue from 6pm... BUT no queue at all from 8ish!
absolutely inspiring. brilliant use of space for perfect natural lighting.
If you're a Disney World fan, this place is what inspired the Adventurer's Club at Pleasure Island (which closed in 2008)
Bring a book and an umbrella just in case. There always seems to be a queue to get in here
Awesome place!Noteworthy are the 4 W.Hogarth's election paintings& the lovely room upstairs with all Turner's Yellow interior.Also,wait for it to get dark to go downstairs &see the sarcophagus of Seti
Sir John Soane designed many great buildings around London including the Dulwich Picture Gallery
The weirdest little museum you've ever seen!
18 December: When Soane eventually died, he had collected so much he arranged for an Act of Parliament to allow him to bequeath it to the nation, and it remains to this day.
Brilliant museum and ingenious use of space.
With the all the rooms left like the man himself has just popped out for more snuff. Eerie but a pleasure to see.
You can't miss the plasticine paintings.
Don't forget to check the basement
Wonderful museum. And I can highly recommend their painting courses too. The recent watercolour course I did - taught by James Willis - was excellent.
A great and incredible collection. Speak with the gallery assistant.
Soane was a unique architect for his day and his house (now a museum) shows an eclecticism and quirkiness that often peeks through in his other works. The Breakfast Room is a classic.
In the winter before Christmas, go for one of the candlelit night events. Well worth it, even if you've been before...
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Auténtica casa victoriana abarrotada de piezas de arte y de colección, desde pequeños grabados hasta el sarcófago del faraón Seti I
Cet endroit vaut le détour! Un indescriptible assemblage d'art, d'artefacts archéologiques et d'objets de l'époque post-victorienne. Une surprise derrière chaque porte de cette étonnante maison.