Important notice -

The garden and estate remain open, but the house and shop are closed. You need to book your visit in advance, check 'What’s On' to book - ticket sales ends at 3pm the day before. Please remember government guidance and where possible, stay local.

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

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Please book ahead before visiting

The car park, parkland and garden at Lyme are open. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lyme (30 Nov - 6 Dec)

Mon 30 Nov 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Lyme.

Things to see and do

Two visitors walk along the lake side in the garden at Lyme on a sunny autumnal day

Welcome in autumn at Lyme

As autumn rolls in, the leaves start to fall, temperatures cool, the days get shorter and we edge ever closer to the end of the year. Visit Lyme to see late bloomers in the garden, colourful canopies across the woodland and hear the roar of the deer as the rut begins.


Eating and shopping

A man with glasses in profile view drinks from a takeaway cup

Grab a bite to eat

You'll find a Refreshment Kiosk in car park and the Timber Yard Cafe is also open from 10am–4pm serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

A selection of gardening tools and accessories displayed against a brick wall.

Pop into our shop

Our shop is open from 11am, Friday to Tuesday. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Lyme for everyone, for ever.



The House and Collection


Our work

Two nurses hold children in the war nursery at Lyme, Cheshire

Home Front - life at Lyme during the Second World War

Despite being such a recent part of our history, very little is known about Lyme during the Second World War. Can you help us fill in the gaps and paint a picture of what life was like here during the war?

Conservation in action


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Lyme on the National Trust Collections website