Event Date: Apr 28, 2017
Visit to Sir John Soane Museum, 13 Lincoln Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP on Friday 28th April at 14:00
Sir John Soane was an architect who is perhaps best remembered for his designs for the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. He formed a collection, for the benefit of his pupils, of antiquities, books and works of art and these, together with his architectural drawings, he arranged in his house.
We will visit this unusual museum, originally built by Soane as his home around 1792. He established the house as a museum by an 1833 Act of Parliament requiring that his romantic and poetic interiors be kept as they were at the time of his death. It is now a centre for the study of architecture. Soane’s Private Apartments and Model Room, not seen for 160 years, are now opened.
We will have a self-guided tour, together with an introductory talk by one of the curators.
The visit will last approximately one and a half hours.
To book your place please send a SAE (or email address), with your name (and name of your guest), and contact phone number, together with a cheque for £10 (members) and £12 (non-members) made payable to The Putney Society to Maureen Howley, 1 Elystan Court, 121 Howards Lane, London SW15 6QH.