Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

Visited on 12th March 2014

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Address: 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP

(The museum is in the Holborn area of central London, adjacent to Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Website: http://www.soane.org/

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Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm.  Last entry 4:30pm.

Closed every Sunday, Monday and Bank Holiday.

Admission is free.

Telephone: 020 7405 2107

Sir John Soane’s Museum was formerly the home of the neo-classical architect John Soane. It holds many drawings and models of Soane’s projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled.

The Egyptian collection is small, however it includes some fascinating objects:

An alabaster sarcophagus of Seti I, covered in Egyptian hieroglyph, which was discovered by Giovanni Battista Belzoni.

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Two Egyptian stelae, 12th-17th Dynasty. (Stela of Neny and the Stela of Senaa-ib) and stone head carving.

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Wooden mummy case, from the Duke of Richmond’s collection at Whitehall: said to be one of the first unwrapped in England and to be shown in Rowlandson’s caricature The Antiquary.

Full details of the above and other items can be found at:

http://jeromeonline.co.uk/antiquities/index.cfm?folder_id=15

http://jeromeonline.co.uk/antiquities/index.cfm?folder_id=15

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