Soane himself cared for his collections. He had pictures cleaned and frames re-gilded - in one year he bought 654 books of gold leaf for this purpose alone. He also had blinds installed throughout his house to prevent damage from light.
Discover more about the vital work of the Conservation team in their behind-the-scenes blog.
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00
Last entry at 16.30
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and bank holidays
Admission is free