The Soane Museum is the extraordinary house of Sir John Soane, one of the greatest English architects, who built and lived in it more than a century and a half ago.
The Museum has been kept as it was at the time of his death nearly 180 years ago. It displays his collection of antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models, paintings – including work by Hogarth, Turner and Canaletto – and over 30,000 architectural drawings. It’s a vast, extraordinary collection, full of curiosities and surprises.
Yesterday, Year 3 went to visit the museum and we learnt a lot about the architecture which allowed light into the buildings. He used inspiration from Ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome to create a warm feeling inside the houses. We split into three groups to take part in a workshop and explore the museum. Have a look at the photos from our trip.