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History of Sir John Soane's Museum
Sir John Soane’s house, museum and library at No. 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields has been a public museum since the early 19th century. On his appointment as Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in 1806, Soane (1753-1837) began to arrange his books, classical antiquities, casts and models so that students of architecture might benefit from access to them. In 1833 he negotiated an Act of Parliament to preserve the house and collection after his death for the benefit of ‘amateurs and students’ in architecture, painting and sculpture. Today, Sir John Soane’s Museum is one of the country’s most unusual and significant museums with a continuing and developing commitment to education and creative inspiration.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Last entry 4:30pm. It is also open on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 6-9pm.
For more information, visit http://www.soane.org.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields