I prefer my architecture old to modern but I wanted to see if High Cross could change my mind. I liked the building but I hated the art work. It was a mess, and some just wasn't very good. The building needs to be de-cluttered from it and shown off in all its glory. Furnish how it was and explain more about the architecture and the story. A volunteer told us about the servants' quarter - it was fascinating and something could be made of this piece of social history. Progressive school but still reflecting old values. If you are a NT member it's good value but I wouldn't have paid 'real' money to go in. Cafe was lovely though - and as I say I did like the house. But most of the rooms looked like a store room for clutter.
Thank you for your review - glad to see that you liked the building. We have been displaying the house as a home for contemporary art - but this is very much part of an ongoing project; we welcome feedback, and will be using it to shape the way the house is presented in the future. At the moment the exhibitions in the house change every three months, so it looks very different now from when you visited.
Do come back and see us again, and I'll pass on your thoughts to the team about furnishing and telling the house's story.