A dramatically-lit Late casting light on the stories behind Eliza and the other women at the Soane.
"Mr Soane out of town - had a little dance"
-Eliza Soane, 1 April 1812
Through objects in the Museum, you will discover Eliza Soane, beloved wife to Sir John, whose sudden death after thirty-one years of marriage left him in a heartbroken state from which he never really recovered. Over the course of the following years Soane created private allusions to Eliza throughout the Museum. During the Late, our staff will show you key objects throughout the Museum belonging or alluding to Eliza and will include her former bedchamber in the Private Apartments, which remained untouched for nineteen years following her death and was converted into the existing Model Room. There will also be an opportunity to view Anne-Marie Creamer’s immersive short film, Dear Friend, I Can No Longer Hear Your Voice, which through a combination of photogrammetry, CGI animation, sound, voice and song, is an imagined recreation of Eliza’s bedchamber and a reclamation of Eliza’s presence.
The whole Museum is yours to explore and soak up the atmosphere. We encourage photography at these events, and admission includes a glass of wine in the South Drawing Room.
Tickets available for arrival at either 18:00, 18:30, 19:30 or 20:00 and each slot lasts around 90 minutes.
Your confirmation email serves as your ticket.
Tickets are refundable up to 7 days before the event, after which point they are non-refundable or exchangeable.