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
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
11 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
16 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
18 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
23 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
25 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
30 January 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
1 February 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
6 February 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
8 February 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
13 February 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
15 February 2018 12:00 - 12:45 Available
20 February 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

Nursery rhyme family trail

Thu 14 Dec 2017
10:00-15:30
Follow our nursery rhyme themed trail through the garden this Christmas.

Exhibition: Sing a song for sixpence

Thu 14 Dec 2017
11:00-16:00
We will be taking a nostalgic look at nursery rhymes in the gallery this Christmas, as we celebrate Maud and Leonard Messel's Christmas tradition of giving books to local children.

Dream House Tour

Thu 14 Dec 2017
12:00-12:45
Learn more about the fascinating house and ruins with our guided tour of the exterior.

Paper Hats and Polish Tour

Fri 15 Dec 2017
11:30-12:00
Learn more about conservation in the House with our guided tour of the Messel Family Rooms.

Lead Ranger's Walk: Jan

Tue 09 Jan 2018
11:00-12:30
Take in the seasonal highlights of the woods with an exclusive guided tour with our Lead Ranger.