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.

Explore the Messel family rooms

Expansive lawns set against dramatic ruins © Holttum

Expansive lawns set against dramatic ruins

The house at Nymans is presented as Anne, the Countess of Rosse, kept it when she lived here. Take a look for yourself  when the house is open between 11am & 3pm. 

Discover our collection

Explore the house © Richard Holttum

Explore the house

We have a large and fascinating collection containing almost every type of object.  Find out more through the National Trust Collections website?

Find foxy

Can you spot Foxy when you visit? © Richard Holttum

Can you spot Foxy when you visit?

When Maud Messel lived at Nymans she hid a toy fox within the rooms for her grandchildren to find.  Today, children visiting Nymans can still enjoy finding Foxy who is hidden somewhere within the Messel family rooms. 

Displays in the Cook's kitchen

 © Nymans Archive

Throughout the year: 10am - 5pm (4pm Nov - Feb)

The Cook's kitchen houses a series of regularly changing displays on the working life of Nymans - past and present.

Mariusz Kaldowski in the gallery

Inspired by Nymans

Sat 7 Mar - Sun 24 May: 10am - 4.30pm

Mariusz Kaldowski makes a return to the gallery with an exhibition of his colourful and dynamic work showing the beauty of Nymans throughout the seasons.

Our summer exhibition

The Messel family children at play © NT/Nymans

Sat 6 Jun - Mon 31 Aug: 10am - 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

A fascinating exhibition that will explore the world of childhood and play among the Messel family children.

Take a tour of our dream house

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.

Sneak Peak Tour of the house

The interior of a card box at Nymans

Wednesdays 3pm

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

Collect your ticket from the front door of the house. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

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 people who have cared for Nymans for over a century.