Tickets TOP

Sir John Soane’s Museum reopens on 1 October, initially on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Entry to the Museum is by a free timed ticket, which must be booked in advance.

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Visiting Safely TOP

To ensure compliance with government guidelines we will keep your booking details for Test and Trace. We will also send you a follow up visitor survey. To opt out of either please email visitorservices@soane.org.uk

When visiting the Museum, we ask that visitors:

  • Arrive at the Museum for the date and time of your ticket, no more than five minutes before your time slot. There is no need to present your ticket
  • Wear a face covering, unless exempt
  • Maintain physical distancing from staff and other visitors
  • Our cloakroom is currently closed, so we ask that visitors do not bring any luggage or large bags to the Museum. This includes; rucksacks, suitcases, and bikes. As the Museum spaces are narrow and our museum objects are fragile, we will provide a clear plastic bag for any small items you’d like to carry. The dimensions of the bag are 375mm x 450mm + 75mm deep
  • Please do not touch any doors or surfaces in the Museum to avoid the possibility of any contamination

Photography is permitted inside the Museum. Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks and large cameras are not permitted.

Entry to the Museum is through the original front door of No. 13, with, with a one-way route around the Museum. Entry to the smaller spaces of the Picture Room and Monk’s Parlour will be restricted. Visitors should expect to have to wait to enter some interiors and some may be visible only from behind stanchions.

Hand sanitiser is available, and we have an enhanced cleaning regime for the toilets, frequent touch points and surfaces. Our staff and volunteers are provided with personal protective equipment.

Getting here TOP

Find us at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP. Show on Google Maps

By tube
Holborn (for Central and Piccadilly lines) is a short five minute walk away, while Temple (for the Circle and District lines) is 15 minutes away.

By bus
Buses 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, and X68 stop on Kingsway. Buses 8, 25, and 242 stop on High Holborn.

By bike
Sardinia Street and Portugal Street docking stations for Santander Cycles, or park your own bike at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

By car
We are in the congestion charge zone, with a few pay-and-display parking spaces and green-badge bays in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Cloakroom and Luggage TOP

Our cloakroom is currently closed, so we ask that visitors do not bring any luggage or large bags to the Museum. This includes; rucksacks, suitcases, and bikes.

As the Museum spaces are narrow and our museum objects are fragile, we will provide a clear plastic bag for any small items you’d like to carry. The dimensions of the bag are 375mm x 450mm + 75mm deep.

Prams can be left in the space outside the Museum. Baby carriers are permitted.

Photography and Sketching TOP

Photography is permitted inside the Museum. Video, flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks and large cameras are not permitted.

Unfortunately, we do not currently permit sketching in the Museum.

Accessibility TOP

Visitors with disabilities are very welcome. To ensure your requirements are met during your visit, contact us in advance on 020 7405 2107 or email admin@soane.org.uk.

Read more about access at the Museum

Shop TOP

Our shop has a wide range of gift ideas to suit all ages and pockets - from bespoke jewellery and beautiful books, to exclusive products inspired by our collection. Visit during Museum opening hours or shop online. Every purchase supports the Museum.

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