Heritage Open Day - Free Entry Weekend

From rugged moorlands to a historic house set within formal gardens, this Heritage Open Day, discover Lyme’s rich stories across six centuries of history at Lyme.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

This heritage open day, whether you want to step inside the house and explore its beautiful features, see the unmissable landmarks on Lyme’s landscape across the park, or have a free adventure with the family there’s something for everyone at Lyme.

What’s on?

- Discover Lyme's glorious house filled with six centuries of history. Introduce yourself to Lyme with a new exhibition of rarely seen sketches and paintings

- There's plenty at Lyme for a full family day out come rain or shine. Whether you want to imagine what it was like as a child living at Lyme in the House or pick up a 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 activity leaflet there's plenty to do for every young explorer.

- Those feeling active and adventurous can pick up a trail map and explore Lyme's landscape for historic follys and views of Manchester and the Peak District.

Our cafes are open and serving hot and cold drinks, hot meals, sandwiches, cakes, and other light bites. Whether you’ve not visited in a while, or never visited before we can’t wait to welcome you to Lyme.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
What to bring and wear
Bring weather appropriate clothing.
Accessibility
Please check our website for accessible information.

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

Mon 15 Aug 2022
11:00-14:30
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.

Exhibition: Bringing the outside in

Mon 15 Aug 2022
11:00-16:00
Lyme has a rich history spanning six centuries. In this exhibition of rarely seen paintings and sketches, explore how the Legh family tamed the wild medieval hunting ground into a designed landscape of follies and views.

Get Creative! - Wild Art

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Unleash your inner artist at Lyme this summer and try your hand at Wild Art.

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

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

Sketching the Landscape. Where to start?

Wed 24 Aug 2022
10:30-12:30
Join Bollington Art Group to learn about sketching in the landscape. Pick up a pencil and get inspired by the Lyme landscape as you learn new art skills and try your own artwork.

Get Creative! - Family sketching day

Wed 24 Aug 2022
10:30-12:30
Join Bollington Art Group to get creative this summer. Pick up a pencil and get inspired by the Lyme landscape as you learn new art skills and try your own artwork.