‘Bringing Houses to Life’ project draws criticism of England's National Trust

In an effort to make British museum more accesible to visitors, the National Trust has created the Bringing Houses to Life project which employs costumed actors, opened up roped-off areas, and recreated historical scenes, all of which have brought criticism to the organization.

The project has been called a ‘Disneyfication’ strategy by critics. John Goodall, the architectural editor of Country Life magazine, said, "The approach of Sir Simon Jenkins encourages you to apply layers of make-up to homes to make them appeal to our conceptions of domestic comfort. That is dumbing down."