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The Magic of Sir John Soane

The Magic of Sir John Soane

I recently discovered Sir John Soane's Museum in London Lincoln’s Inn Fields with my father who owns The Pilgrm and fancies himself as a serial art collector. My Dad often spoke to me about Sir John’s work and extensive collection and so on a sunny autumnal afternoon we visited, and although I hate to admit it, he was right all along. I was genuinely astonished by Sir John’s Museum along with its unparalleled captivating beauty and the historical significance of his collection.

A true gem in the centre of London, Sir John Soane's Museum is a remarkable spot that houses a vast body of art, sculptures, ancient artefacts, and historical documents. The museum, which was once Sir John Soane's residence, offers a truly special glimpse into the aristocratic figures' creative mind. I can’t imagine living in such a vast house like Sir John Soane’s, or hosting a party…. 

It's impossible to avoid feeling awestruck as soon as you enter the Sir John Soane's Museum given the sheer abundance of his collection covering every inch of the walls. The museum is made up of three adjoining houses purchased by Sir John to hold his vast collection, which invites you to lose yourself in the maze of corridors and rooms. The eclectic collection of artefacts is so inspiringly curated and displayed, with a wide range of works by Turner and Canaletto to Egyptian antiquities. For history, architecture and art lovers, the museum is a must-see. 

Free entry allows visitors unrestricted access to the extensive maze of chambers that perfectly blends architectural innovation with history. The Picture Room, which houses a sizable collection of Hogarth paintings, is particularly noteworthy as a stunning example of Soane's inventive and unique use of light and space.

The Sir John Soane's Museum additionally is known for its extensive collection of architectural models and drawings, particularly those associated with Soane's own projects. Soane was a renowned architect who designed buildings such as the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, incidentally just around the corner from my home. 

The Sir John Soane's Museum is not only a hidden gem of London but also an absolute treasure trove of fascinating wonders for all. A fusion of art, history, and architectural design ensures an enlightening experience for every visitor and a plethora of incredible artefacts. Don't take my word for it, let Soane’s magic inspire you.

By India Catifeoglou

Sir John Soane's Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm and entry is free. Find out more here.

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