Dramatic architecture

Expansive lawns set against dramatic ruins © Lucy Heal

Expansive lawns set against dramatic ruins

Explore the dramatic architecture of the house - part Regency, part pseudo-medieval, and now part ruin following a fire in 1947. Nothing is quite as it seems but our room stewards are on hand to explain how this intriguing house fits together.

Discover our collection

Explore the house © Richard Holttum

Explore the house

We have a large and fascinating collection containing almost every type of object.  Whilst the house is closed why not discover it online through the National Trust Collections website?

Drawn from Nature

Drawn from Nature © Gillian Barlow, 2007

From 8 March until 1 June, our gallery will host an exhibition of botanical illustrations by the Nymans Florilegium Society.

Open from 10am until 4.30pm daily (last entry 30 minutes before closing).

Cooks' Kitchen

 © Nymans Archive

The Cooks' Kitchen houses a series of regularly changing displays on the working life of Nymans - past and present.

Coming Summer 2014

Leonard Messel, WWI 

To mark the centenary of the First World War, we will be holding an exhibition telling the story of the Messel family's experiences as a German family in England during wartime.

Dream house tours

The ruins lie in the heart of the garden in front of the main lawn

Tuesdays 12pm

Take a tour with one of our guides and discover our 1930s heyday.  Designed by the Messel family as a place to escape London life and enjoy the gardens, Nymans was a 'dream house' of creativity and fun.

Wednesday - paper hats and polish tour

Wednesdays 11.30am

Come and learn more about the Messel family and how we care for the house and collection at Nymans.  Meet at the front door of the house.

Discover our history online

Nymans has been part of the Messel family since 1890. Our history pages allow you to delve in to the past and learn more about the poeple who have cared for Nymans for over a century.