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Online Talk: Sir John Soane’s Museum
1 July at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for an Online Talk about the Sir John Soane’s Museum and discover the story behind the architect, who was responsible for many of the design features of the Bentley Priory Mansion House
In 1788, The Marquess of Abercorn commissioned architect Sir John Soane to extend and refurbish Bentley Priory in ‘a more lavish and sumptuous manner’. Best known for his design of the Bank of England, Sir John Soane specialised in neo-classical architecture and clever designs which encouraged natural light into rooms and buildings. Soane’s additions to Bentley Priory include the stained glass windows in the Reception Hall and the spectacular Rotunda.
From son of a bricklayer to friend of the King, learn about the extraordinary life of Sir John Soane – architect, collector, and curator – and the legacy he left behind in his home and museum. Floating rooms, hidden paintings, and a 3,000 year old sarcophagus, this presentation will give you a glimpse into one of the most awe-inspiring house museums in the UK, if not the world.
The talk will be delivered online by the Sir John Soane’s Museum.
Joining the Talk
The talk will be held online on Zoom at 11am on Friday 01st July. Limited places are available.
Non-Annual Member Tickets: £4
Annual Member Tickets: Free
Book your ticket online here. One ticket per Zoom screen is required.
The Zoom joining details (ID & password) will be emailed to you shortly before the start of the talk. Please log on at 10.50am, ready for a prompt start at 11am.
During the talk, you will see and hear the speaker, but you will not be heard or seen on screen yourself. There will be the opportunity to ask questions via the Q&A function.
Please note: Please ensure you have a good internet connection and bandwidth before joining the talk. Bentley Priory Museum does not accept responsibility for user-end connectivity issues (such as loss of internet or sound/video distortion).
About Annual Membership
Annual members benefit from free access to our Online Talks and onsite Friday Morning Talks programmes, as well as unlimited access to the Museum galleries, gardens and cafe on standard open days and school holiday family activities.