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Sir John Soane's Museum

Experience an unforgettable evening of Regency elegance in the most idiosyncratic and atmospheric house-museum in the world and London’s hidden gem.

Sir John Soane's Museum is one of the most atmospheric and fascinating museums in London, a fantastic venue for a dinner, drinks reception or a private tour, as well as for filming and photography. Set in a Grade I listed building of outstanding originality, the unexpected interiors display Soane's vast, eccentric collections, still arranged as they were on his death in 1837.


There is no better setting for a dinner than Soane's atmospheric Library-Dining Room. Dine surrounded by mirrors reflecting the Pompeian decoration, Greek vases, intriguing works of art and twinkling candlelight. We'll serve you drinks before dinner in the elegant North and South Drawing Rooms, followed by a candlelit tour from one of our expert guides. 

We can accommodate up to 30 dinner guests. Exclusive hire is £6,000 plus VAT. Catering is not included and can be provided by one of our five excellent approved caterers. 

Drinks Receptions

Enjoy an evening of elegance and atmosphere with a candlelit drinks reception. Enjoy drinks and canapés in the same beautiful rooms where Soane entertained the great and good of Regency London. Guests are invited to wander at leisure through our most spectacular spaces. See Soane's world-class collection arranged the same way today as it was in 1837, including a fascinating collection of Graeco-Roman marbles, paintings by Hogarth and Canaletto, and a 3000-year old Egyptian sarcophagus. There will be Museum staff on hand throughout the evening, bringing the collection and Soane's fascinating story to life. 

We can accommodate up to 85 guests. Prices are £5,000 plus VAT. Catering is not included and can be provided by one of our five excellent approved caterers. 

Private Tours

Be transported back to Regency London as we guide you through Sir John Soane's extraordinary home. Enjoy a fascinating insight into Soane's work and family life and learn the stories behind some of his many treasures by booking a private tour with one of our expert guides. There are a number of options for timings and types of tour to best suit your group:

Exclusive Out-of-Hours Tours - Have the Museum all to yourself, with a tour before or after we open to the public or on a Tuesday when we are closed. Join us for a Breakfast Tour or enjoy a glass of Prosecco on an atmospheric candlelight evening tour after 6pm. Prices start from £500 +VAT for morning tours and begin at £1,500+VAT for evening tours.

Daytime Tours - Enjoy our intimate and exclusive tours during the daytime: the perfect way to learn more about the Museum and its collection, from the people that know it best. Prices start from £150 +VAT

Tours are for up to 15 guests. Larger groups are welcome and will be split into smaller groups to best enjoy the exclusive experience and intimate setting. 

Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
020 7440 4279

Events & Capacities

Reception2 - 85
Lunch 0 - 0
Dinner 2 - 30
Dinner Dance 0 - 0
Meeting / Conference 2 - 25
Outside Space 0 - 0
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 0
Wedding Licence 0 - 0
Wedding Reception 2 - 80
Accessible AccessNo

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