Soane Museum

Soane Museum .—This closely-packed collection, presented to the nation by the late Sir John Soane, the architect, occupies the house which he used to inhabit, at No. 13, on the north side of Lincoln's Inn Fields.  Every nook and corner of about 24 rooms is crowded with works of art—sarcophagi, ancient gems and intaglios, medals and coins, sculptures, sketches and models of sculptures, books of prints, portfolios of drawings, Hogarth's famous series of pictures of the ‘Rake's Progress,' and numerous other examples of vertu , some of which cost large sums of money.  The place is open every Wednesday from February to August inclusive, and every Thursday and Friday in April, May, and June, from 10 till 4.  Still, these are very insufficient facilities (only 56 days out of the 365 in the year) for seeing a fine collection of treasures.  Orders for admission are sent, on application, by post.