Dream House Tour

Learn more about the fascinating house and ruins with our guided tour of the exterior.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Find out about the architecture and discover how the Messel family transformed Nymans into their Dream House.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Nymans

Prices

House & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
1 adult and up to 3 children £23.10 £21.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00
Late entry pricing
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £15.00 £13.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note child ticket is aged under 17. Under 5's go free.

Late entry pricing: from Monday 1 July 2019 we offer a reduced price on entry if you arrive within 2 hours of the garden closing.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please use the main car park and proceed to visitor reception where you will be met by a member of staff. The tour starts at the Dovecote in Forecourt Garden which is a 10 minute walk from reception.
What to bring and wear
It is always best to wear suitable outdoor all-weather clothing when you visit Nymans.
Accessibility
Garden is mainly level, some gravel paths and steps. Accessible toilets are located by the cafe and in the carpark.
Other
Nymans opens at 10am, the house opens at 11am.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
20 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
23 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
24 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
25 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
26 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
27 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
30 September 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
1 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
2 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
3 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
4 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
7 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
8 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
9 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
10 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
11 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
14 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
15 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available
16 October 2019 14:00 - 14:45 Available

See more

Contact Info

Name
Business Support
Email
nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01444 405250

Upcoming events

Exhibition: A Different View

Wed 18 Sep 2019
11:00-15:30
Artist Mariusz Kaldowski, makes a return visit to the gallery, with watercolours of classic views from the garden.

Sneak Peek Tour

Thu 19 Sep 2019
10:30-11:00
Learn more about the fascinating house and collection with our guided tour of the Messel Family Rooms.

Woodland Walk: Ranger’s Choice

Thu 19 Sep 2019
11:00-12:30
Take a woodland stroll to look into the woods industrial past, looking at the clues that remain in the landscape today.

Guided garden walk

Thu 19 Sep 2019
11:15-12:15
Come on a guided walk of the gardens led by our experienced and knowledgeable garden rangers.

Dream House Tour

Thu 19 Sep 2019
14:00-14:45
Learn more about the fascinating house and ruins with our guided tour of the exterior.

Art Workshop with John Thompson: Cock and hens

Thu 26 Sep 2019
10:30-16:00
Local artist & tutor John Thompson returns with his popular painting workshops. John takes inspiration from seasonal changes on the landscape and gardens of Nymans. This month's theme is Cock and hens.