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Sir John Soane's Museum

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 20:30

Soane’s private apartments are finally unveiled!


For the first time in the Museum’s history Sir John Soane’s private apartments are being revealed to the public and are now available for private viewing as part of our new events package.

One hundred and sixty years after the Sir John Soane Museum opened its doors a new space is unveiled, Soane’s private apartments and Model room. This collection of chambers includes his model room, bedroom, bathroom, book passage, oratory and Mrs Soane’s morning room. After Soane’s death these rooms were adapted to serve as the curator’s office and living quarters and subsequently were largely ignored or used as storage facilities. As part of the ambitious Opening up the Soane project (OUTS) and after excruciatingly detailed research, these rooms have undergone delicate restoration to return them to their original setting at the time of Soane’s death in 1837.

Soane’s private apartments offer a unique insight into the domestic practices of regency London and his model room which is a mini architectural museum in itself marks a pinnacle point of architectural history when models became an important practice of the modern architect. The opening of these rooms also demonstrates the remarkable ability to recreate historic spaces using a combination of extensive research and skilled craftsmanship.

Come and see these remarkable rooms for yourself and how they can impress your clients during an unforgettable historical dinner or drinks reception. These new spaces will be available for exclusive viewing to our corporate members and make an excellent addition to the museum’s elite events package from 21st May. The rooms are being opened to the public on Tuesday 19th May, accessed only through pre-booking and are available to corporate clients from 21st May.


For more information please contact Diana West T: 020 7440 4279