Sir John Soane's Museum - Study Visit
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Sir John Soane designed this London house as a setting for his extensive collection of antiquities and works of art. The building was completed in 1824, and Soane – who was a professor at the Royal Academy – gave his architecture students access to his books, casts and models. It was his wish that the house and its contents should be preserved after his death, for the benefit of scholars and students of architecture, painting and sculpture. The study visit begins in the Library-Dining Room, with a curator’s introduction. After a look around the museum, visitors will be offered a special viewing of architectural, topographical and ornamental drawings in the Research Library, which is next door at No. 14. Also built by Soane, this house has recently been restored and is not usually open to members of the public.
To book: please call 0870 050 3688. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: tickets for this event are limited, as the museum cannot accommodate large groups.