Free Guided Tour: Behind the Scenes Tours & Spotlight Talks

Ever wondered what behind the scenes at Lyme looks like? Please note that our tours and talks and run by a dedicated team of volunteers and are subject to availability. Please call ahead to double check a tour or talk is running on a specific date.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Please note that our tours and talks and run by a dedicated team of volunteers and are subject to availability. Please call ahead to double check a tour or talk is running on a specific date.

Behind the Scenes Tours (45 minutes)

Take a tour around the ground floor working areas of the house which are normally strictly behind the scenes. These were the working areas for the Legh family’s servants and were spaces created mainly by the architects Giacomo Leoni from 1720 and then much updated by Lewis Wyatt from 1818. The tours will focus on the use of the rooms in the Legh family’s golden era at the turn of the 20th century and the servants who worked here then.

11.30am

12.30pm

1.30pm

2.30pm

Spotlight Talks (20 minutes)

Join a member for the team for an introduction to the story of Lyme & the Legh family.

11.00am

12.00pm

1.00pm

2.00pm

*These tours and talks are free, though normal admission charges apply.

Prices

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

Prices

Park & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.60 £6.00
Child £3.30 £3.00
Family £16.50 £15.00
Family 1 Adult £9.90 £9.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.70
House, Park, & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
Family 1 Adult £21.50 £19.50

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...

Free for National Trust members, please bring your membership cards with you. Family tickets include up to three children; children are aged 17 and under. Under 5s go free and do not need a ticket.

Please note: There is no parking only ticket.

The Park & Gardens ticket includes entry to the gardens, car park, food and drink outlets, shop, and facilities.

The House, Park & Gardens ticket includes all of the above, plus admission to the house.

Entry is free between 4.30pm and 8pm

The basics

Booking details
Call 01663761400
Suitability
Children over 12 welcome.
Meeting point
Collect a Lanyard from the Ticket Office in the courtyard then meet in the Courtyard at the allocated time.
What to bring and wear
Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.
Accessibility
The behind the scenes tour involves several sets of steep and uneven stairs. The spotlight talks are held in the chapel, which have a few stairs. A ramp can be provided on request.

Contact Info

Name
Lyme Estate Office
Email
lyme@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01663 762023

Upcoming events

Free Guided Tour: Behind the Scenes Tours & Spotlight Talks

Sat 28 May 2022
11:30-12:15
Ever wondered what behind the scenes at Lyme looks like? Please note that our tours and talks and run by a dedicated team of volunteers and are subject to availability. Please call ahead to double check a tour or talk is running on a specific date.

Skylarks Forest School

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:00-14:00
Join Skylarks Forest School at National Trust Lyme.

Jubilee Celebrations: Bring your own Garden Party

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:30-17:00
Throughout the 20th century, games, food, and music were spread throughout the garden on special occasions for guests to enjoy. In the same vein, bring your own picnic, hear the musical harmonies of the Disley Community Choir or borrow a garden game.

Summer at Lyme: Free Family Activities - Moors for the Future

Sat 23 Jul 2022
09:00-16:00
Join Moors for the Future and the Bogtastic Van at National Trust Lyme this Summer.