Open House Festival

Sir John Soane's Museum

historical house, museum

Sir John Soane, 1812

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP

The extraordinary home of architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837).

Getting there


Holborn, Chancery Lane, Temple


Charing Cross, Farringdon, Blackfriars


1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188, 243, 8

Additional travel info

By bike Stop at Sardinia Street and Portugal Street docking stations for Santander Cycles, or park your own bike in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. By car We are in the congestion charge zone, with a small number of pay-and-display parking in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and a few green-badge bays.




Sir John Soane's Museum

Free to visit, Sir John Soane’s Museum is the extraordinary house and museum of the British architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837). Sir John Soane was one of the foremost architects of the Regency era, a Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy, and a dedicated collector of paintings, sculpture, architectural fragments and models, books, drawings and furniture.

No. 14 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Bought by architect Sir John Soane in 1823 when he was seventy years old, the building allowed him to extend the space of his museum next door at No.13, to house his increasingly large collection of antiquities, architectural fragments, drawings, books and paintings. On Sunday 17th September visitors will be able to see the Library and Adam Study Centre at No.14 and view architectural drawings and models from Soane’s collection not normally accessible to the public.

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