On Tuesday 19 May, Sir John Soane’s Museum will publically open Soane’s private apartments and Model Room, located on the second floor at number 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.  The apartments, open now after being fully restored, have not been seen by the public in over 160 years.  The second floor includes Soane’s Model Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, Book Passage, Oratory and Mrs Soane’s Morning Room.

Soane’s Private Apartments and Model Room will open to the public from Tuesday 19 May 2015. Access is only available through pre-booking. For more details about how to visit and to book, please see the Museum’s website: www.soane.org

John Soanes private apartmentsImage credit: View of the Model Room, recreating a watercolour of the room c. 1834-35


unnamed-1Image credit: The blue-and-white china displayed on the mantlepiece in the Bath Room, which presumably belonged to Mrs Soane. The china was only rediscovered in the 1980s, having been moved after sustaining damage during the Second World War


unnamed-2Image credit: The chimneypiece in Soane's Bath Room