Sir John Soane’s Museum
London, United Kingdom
The architect Sir John Soane’s home became a museum on his death (1837) and exquisitely restored interiors house his poetic and picturesque arrangements of works of art including architectural fragments, models, paintings, antiquities, furniture and even mummified cats. A tour of the Soane is a close encounter with an architectural genius. The museum is still today an icon for contemporary architects across the world and has been described as ‘the supreme example of the house-museum in the world’. It is the smallest UK national museum.