Sir John Soane's Museum
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Member Reviews (16)
- Sir John Soane's MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Nov 11, 2013
One of the best kept secrets in London. Fantastic little art museum with Hogarth's 'Rake's Progress' cycle and a terrific collection of art and architecture of Greece. Soane was an eccentric to be sure, but there was something 'very' English about his love affair with the Mediterranean.
- Sir John Soane's MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Sep 11, 2013
Two really special times to visit: on Saturday mornings when they do a guided tour (there's just one of these a week) or the first Tuesday evening of every month, when the whole place is lit by candlelight.
- Sir John Soane's MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Aug 15, 2013
It's hard to describe how amazing and quirky this museum truly is. Soane was an architect and avid collector and his home is like entering a bit of Wonderland. Rooms where the walls move and hallways are covered in antiquities, stained glass windows and statues. You find yourself completely overwhelmed visually. Definitely stay for the presentation in the painting room on the Hogarths as it is well worth it. Free but there's a queue outside usually so come early.Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- Sir John Soane's MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
The collection of an eccentric man who had some great friends like Turner. Some of the paintings are very good but viewed in close quarters. Other things in the collection are just curiosities. Very tight hallways full of stuff make this an usual place to visit.
- Sir John Soane's MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2May 24, 2013
This is small museum is a multi-storied home jam packed with the sculpture, paintings, and architectural details that enthralled the architect Sir John Soane. What I enjoyed most was walking and climbing from room to room just to see what was next. The rooms can be small, and it's fun to wander and get lost among the amazing artifacts and art.
- Sir John Soane's MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jan 24, 2013
Bizarrely fascinating. The house of an eccentric old man who left it to the public rather than his sons because he was upset with them. It must have been a bitter pill for them to swallow but an excellent stroke of luck for the public. Bits of Grecian Temples, Architetural drawings of the Bank of England and even an Egyptian Tomb are just some of the weird and wonderful things you can find here. Oh and once a month you can do it by candlelight too!
- Sir John Soane's MuseumMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersAug 12, 2012
John Soane was a visionary architect, though his name might not be as well-known as his 18th/19th century contemporaries. His house is absolutely chock-a-block with European paintings, scientific instruments and curiosities, and ancient art finds - including a sarcophagus! The breakfast room in particular inspired many modern architects.
- Sir John Soane's MuseumJul 06, 2012
you leave the quiet space of Lincoln's Inn towards its northern entry and find yourself in a small place stuffed with a collection of antique statues and items thouroughly put together by an expert. The pure sight of the magnificent work that has been done thrills you and maybe you want to become an archeologist
- Sir John Soane's MuseumJul 05, 2012
Very interesting small museum which was also the residence of John Soan. There are countless original furnishings of this architect and his interesting collections of architectual artifacts and vast collections of books. His home gives a snapshot back in time how life was lived by the educated upper class in the 19th century.