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On John Soane's ipod

Think of that much-loved institution Sir John Soane's Museum, and what comes to mind is a charmingly old-fashioned place.

It is ironic, then, that it is apparently the first national museum to launch a complete tour of its building and contents by podcast. Pioneered, appropriately, with a group of schoolchildren, they are very classy podcasts indeed. Introduced by national treasure Stephen Fry, they are narrated by the Soane's dapper director Tim Knox. Learn more at

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