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Sir John Soane’s Museum is temporarily closed due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, to reopen on 1 October 2020. However, you can explore the Museum online using our programme of digital resources.
Fly through a digital scan of Sir John Soane's Museum on our digital online tour, Explore Soane. Two of the Museum's most famous spaces are currently available to interact with: the Model Room in the Private Apartments, and the Sepulchral Chamber, home of the 3,000-year-old Sarcophagus of Seti I.
The Museum's current exhibition, Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth, has been re-created as an online exhibition. View a series of online galleries recreating the exhibition, with artworks spanning four decades spread across the floors of the Museum. Ranging from film, video and digital to sculpture, installation and print work, Langlands & Bell’s work has explored the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture and the coded systems of communication and exchange we use to negotiate a fast changing technological world.
We plan to extend the exhibition when the Museum reopens to the public.
You can also pre-order the exhibition book, which will be shipped when the Museum re-opens.
The three-part series, Opening up the Soane, is airing on London Live during lockdown, and you can view the episodes the day after air on our website.
The story of the restoration of Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields. Filmed over a period of 6 years, it traces the research, the discoveries and the skills that made transforming this magical place possible.
You can watch the series live on London Live, Freeview 8 | Sky 117 | Virgin 159 | YouView 8, or watch online using the link below.
During the lockdown, we're sharing stories, objects, step-by-steps, audio and book excerpts on our blog. You can also browse through our blog's archives for posts about the collections and conservation of the Museum.
Our social media accounts are as active as always. You can view and engage with on our profiles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we share objects and stories from the Soane, and post important updates and news from the Museum.
Our Collections database offers entries on Soane's vast collections of art, antiquities, books, drawings and furniture. You can discover a selection of highlights from the collection, browse the collections by category or search the collections for a specific item.
While the Soane Museum is temporarily closed, we are ever more reliant on your support to protect and maintain Sir John Soane’s house and collection. Please consider making a donation towards the Museum's work, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to speak with us about how your support will help.