Sir John Soane's Museum is one of the most intriguing houses in the whole of London, crammed top to bottom with artifacts and oddities from all over the world. Sir John was an avid collector of antiques, statuary and works of art, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Turner and Hogarth. There's even an alabaster sarcophagus of the Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I.
The Georgian townhouse has been left in much the same way as he arranged it, and once a month you get the opportunity to see it by candlelight -- for free!
Please note that the tour is extremely popular and cannot be booked in advance. Long queues will form well before the start at 6 PM -- so make sure you get there in plenty of time (about 5 PM).
The Sir John Soane’s Museum contains a hotchpotch of art and antiquities from all around the world: books, paintings, sculptures and ceramics, alongside skeletons and an ancient Egyptian sarcophagi.
Drummerboy – “[.] The first room you go in is the dining room with a big painting of the main man on the wall. It's got a few bookcases and other bits and pieces dotted around, but it's the stuff you see later on that you want to visit. The… more”
If you like this, here are some more exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum…
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day A private tour of the Churchill War Rooms offers military buffs an unrivalled opportunity to experience Winston Churchill’s wartime bunker from behind the glass. An expert guide will take you on an hour-long tour through the underground maze of rooms from which Churchill directed the war.
A History of Photography – 5th September 2013 to 5th January 2014 This new exhibition will draw upon the museum’s vast collection to chronicle the history of photography from the 1840s up to the 1970s. It will showcase some of the most technically brilliant and artistically accomplished photographs in the history of the medium, and include work by key figures such as Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn and Hilla Becher.
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