Sir John Soane’s Museum was designed by one of Britain’s greatest architects, Sir John Soane (1753-1837) and was his home as well as his private Museum. Listed Grade I, it is a building of outstanding originality with its picturesque vistas and inventive handling of light and space. Soane’s collections – architectural fragments, Graeco-Roman marbles, casts, paintings, sculpture and furniture – are integrated with the architecture of the building, and are still arranged today as they were at the time of his death. Behind its unusual projecting facade lies London’s most unexpected interior, every aspect of which reflects its creator’s architectural ingenuity, imagination and love of beauty.
In mid-2012, the first phase of the Museum’s £7 million redevelopment project ‘Opening up the Soane’ was completed and guests now have access to a new Exhibition Gallery, designed by Caruso St John Architects, with its changing programme of exhibitions.
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
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