We went to the Gardner Museum with a member and avid devotee. We weren't prepared for the extensive, eclectic,collection and the over-stimulation of just about every room, each crammed from floor to ceiling with Gardner's voluminous collection. Go and do one room at a time. Or, do more homework than we did (which was zero) so you either know what to expect or can plan your visit. Golfers will understand the metaphor - control the museum, don't let the museum control you.