30 Jun 2015 - , 00:00
Please join our silks on 30 June for a curator-led tour followed by private dinner at Sir John Soane’s Museum.
Whether you are a regular visitor of the Soane, or have always wanted to visit the Soane, but never got round to it, this is a great opportunity to experience this unique space and exhibition by candle light and have dinner in Sir John Soane’s own dining room (provided by caterers Clerkenwell Green).
About the Museum
Established in 1813, the museum exhibits the collection and work of neo-classical architect Sir John Soane (the architect of the Bank of England). It comprises many important works of art and antiques, e.g. Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress and An Election, Canaletto’s Riva degli Schiavoni looking west, the alabaster sarcophagus of Seti I (dating from 1303-1290 BC, and one of the most important Egyptian antiquities ever to be discovered), 30,000 architectural drawings, 6,857 historical models as well as important examples of furniture and decorative arts. The museum was left to the British nation by Sir John Soane through an Act of Parliament in 1833.