Soane Museum
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Architect Sir John Soane
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Location London, England   map
Date 1812 to 1834   timeline
Building Type architect's house and museum
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Eclectic or Mannerist Neoclassical
Notes Vivid interior with mirrors, aediculae, and hundreds of architectural artifacts.


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Photo, interior aedicula


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Discussion Soane Museum Commentary

An amazing, visually rich, and conceptually provocative individual vision of densely associative multimedia in the early nineteenth century, created by the architect himself, and preserved intact.


13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP

Sources on Soane Museum

Francis D. K. Ching. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. ISBN 0-442-21535-5. LC 79-18045. NA2760.C46. plan, p234. — A nice graphic introduction to architectural ideas. Updated 1996 edition available at

Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1834.047. PCD.2260.1012.1834.043

Pierre de la Ruffiniere du Prey. John Soane: The Making of an Architect. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1982. NA997.S7D85. 720'.92'4 B. ISBN 0-226-17298-8.

Frank Russell, ed. John Soane. Architectural Monographs. London: Academy Editions, 1983. ISBN 0-312-048144. LC 82-62490. many drawings, photos, and several articles.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Soane Museum


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Sir John Soane's MuseumThe official web site, with photos, tour information, etc.

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