We visited this venue in October, which was out of season, so it was free to enter. The building was currently undergoing repainting and covered in scaffolding, which didn't detract from the visit as the beautiful gardens were still open to explore.
On entering there is very little direction as to where to go. We made our way through the gift shop to the first floor and it was empty with no information.
We continued on to the next floor where the cafe was and wandered through a few corridors before finding the main house where we could explore. Many of the rooms were closed due to reorganisation. It was quite warm inside and I did't really feel that the areas were coordinated into certain themes or times.
We spend around half an hour walking around before leaving.
I would recommend a visit if your interested in antiques from around the world but I wouldn't go out the way to find this venue.
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