The great Soan’s heritage


John Soane was a neoclassical architect who bought in 1792 the Lincoln’s house n.12 in Field street to make his studies. After 14 years he decided to buy another house near this, the n13, and he renovated the flat and the facade of the building. Then, in 1823, the architect bought also the house number 14 to make a gallery for his collection of finds and artworks. Before his death he decided that these three houses would become a museum of his technical drawings, finds and masterpieces.

The art isn’t only in the collection, but also in the style of the building as after the restauration of 1806. In the facade there are six arches that form two balconies closed with windows. While inside the palace there are gothic elements and masonic references. The most weel-lighted rooms are in the backward, and are enlightened by the sunshine from above.

The findings are in all the rooms and among a lot of these there is even the wonderful sarcophagus of Pharaoh Seti I and it isn’t easy owning findings of this historical value. In fact, a lot of rich people all over the world often decide to expose publicly their collections of findings and artworks in their museums in order to be remembered after their death and collaborate with the cultural development of people.