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)

Learn 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.
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Nymans

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult and up to 3 children £20.50 £18.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Please note child tickets under 17 and under 5's go free.

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 from the 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 is closed for winter clean and conservation.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
7 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
9 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
14 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
16 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
21 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
23 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
28 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
30 November 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
5 December 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
7 December 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
12 December 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
14 December 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
19 December 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
21 December 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
26 December 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
28 December 2017 12:00 - 12:45 Available
2 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
4 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
9 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Family trail: Hooray for decay

Fri 20 Oct 2017
10:00-15:30
Take our decay themed trail through the garden this autumn.

Exhibition: A break in the clouds

Fri 20 Oct 2017
11:00-15:30
In the 30th anniversary year of the Great Storm, this exhibition uses archive material and personal recollections to reflect on the impact of the disaster at Nymans.

Dream House Tour

Fri 20 Oct 2017
14:00-14:45
Learn more about the fascinating house and ruins with our guided tour of the exterior.

Sneak Peek Tour

Mon 23 Oct 2017
10:30-11:00
Learn more about the Messel family, house and collection with our guided tour of the Messel Family Rooms.

Garden Photography Workshop for Beginners

Wed 25 Oct 2017
09:30-13:00
Capture the colours of autumn on a garden photography workshop. This workshop is for beginners who wish to learn more and make better use of their digital SLR camera.

Garden Photography Workshop

Thu 26 Oct 2017
09:30-13:00
Capture the colours of autumn on a garden photography workshop. This workshop is suitable for those who already have a better than basic understanding of using their digital SLR camera.