House

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.  The rooms are currently closed for conservation but will reopen on 1 March 2015 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

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

Inspired by Nymans exhibition

Inspired by Nymans

Sat 6 Dec - Sun 22 Feb: 10am - 3.30pm

Our annual open show features artwork Inspired by Nymans and created by both professionals and talented amateur artists.

Coming soon in the gallery

Mariusz Kaldowski’s paintings at Nymans    © Mariusz Kaldowski

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

Mariusz Kaldowski  makes a return visit to the gallery this spring with his colourful and dynamic work depicting the beauty of Nymans throughout the seasons.

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.

Paper hats & polish tours

Wednesdays 11.30am

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.

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