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 £14.00 £12.60
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.20 £31.70
1 adult and up to 3 children £21.20 £19.10
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
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 ticket is aged under 17. 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 and the house opens at 11am

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
25 June 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
26 June 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
27 June 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
28 June 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
29 June 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
2 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
3 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
4 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
5 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
6 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
9 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
10 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
11 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
12 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
13 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
16 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
17 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
18 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available
19 July 2018 14:00 - 14:45 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Floral Summer family trail

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:00-15:30
Enjoy a trail that looks at the many colourful flowers and plants that fill the garden in summer.

Sneak Peek Tour

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:30-11:00
Learn more about the Messel family, house and collection with our guided tour of the Messel Family Rooms.

Art Workshop with John Thompson: South Downs

Fri 22 Jun 2018
10:30-16:00
Local artist & tutor John Thompson returns with more of his popular painting workshops. John takes inspiration from the seasonal changes on the landscape and gardens of Nymans. This month's theme is South Downs

Celebration of Flowers

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
See the house interiors transformed with striking floral displays.

Exhibition: The Triumph of Hope

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
An exhibition exploring the lives of three women who influenced the garden's design.

Guided garden walk

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:15-12:15
Come on a guided walk of the gardens led by our experienced and knowledgeable garden rangers.