Things to see and do

A family sitting on the branch of a tree at Lyme

'The Lost Words' family trail 

Nature words are disappearing and we need your help to find them at special places during 2019. Inspired by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris' spellbook 'The Lost Words', follow the family trail and take part in activities to see special nature words brought to life.

Planning your visit


What's on

Upcoming events


Sat 23 Mar 2019
Run, jog or walk around the beautiful surroundings of Lyme.

The Lost Words

Sat 23 Mar 2019
Inspired by the book by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris, seek, find and speak words from the natural world that are disappearing from children's vocabulary. Explore the house, park and garden to see these Lost Words brought to life.

Lyme Trust10 10k trail run

Sun 24 Mar 2019
Join us for Lyme's Trust10 10k trail run which will take place on the fourth Sunday of every month. (Some months are moved due to other events - please check dates) Route available here:

Dog Walking Social Group

Mon 25 Mar 2019
The Dog Walking Social Group is a great opportunity for you and your four legged companion to make new friends! The group meets twice a month.

Lyme Runners Group

Tue 26 Mar 2019
Join a regular runners group on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mums, Tums and Buggies

Tue 26 Mar 2019
We've teamed up with Sarah Parker Fitness to offer a weekly outdoor postnatal fitness class for mums and babies involving a group walk with buggies, cardio, strength and flexibility exercises in the beautiful outdoors at Lyme.

Our work

The Boiler House and Engine Room at Lyme's Timber Yard area

Looking Back to Go Forwards

We're looking at telling the story of the people who lived and worked at Lyme, as part of our project to improve your experience here.



The house and collection


Eating and shopping

Eating and shopping


Places to stay


Get involved

Volunteers put their specialist skills to good use at Lyme, Cheshire

Many hands make Lyme work

There are many ways you can become part of the team at Lyme and help keep this wonderful place ticking along, as well as supporting us. Fancy joining us? Please get in touch with us to find out more via



Deb building fun at Lyme, Cheshire

Learning opportunities 

Whether it’s learning through play, or bringing lessons to life in the real world, there is something for every learner at Lyme. From outdoor landscapes to explore, to a house ready to take you back in time, there is a wide range of opportunities to choose from. Our learning team are ready to take you and your learners on a big adventure...come join us!


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Lyme on the National Trust Collections website