I had never been before. Hatchlands is a lovely house, built in the 1750s set in beautiful grounds. National Trust are trying a new way to connect with visitors. Each room of the property had useful reference guides as well as really well trained volunteers to chat to about the objects. Hatchlands has an amazing collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers including J.C. Bach, Chopin and Elgar.
I couldn't take any pictures inside the house but it is arranged in a really intimate way. No little ropes or 'don't touch' signs and it really felt very welcoming. My favourite object was a Chinese sewing kit from the 1770s, it was absolutely exquisite. I highly recommend a visit to Hatchlands for the grounds and house.