Experience Regency Lyme
Step back to the Regency as we unveil some of the stories of daily life in the early 19th century. Experience life in a military camp as Lyme plays host to the 33rd Regiment of Foot. Learn historic dances, test your skills at lawn sports and learn about the lives and lifestyle of the Legh family during the 1800s.
Regency Military Weekend
Come and meet the soldiers, officers, surgeon, musicians and women of the 33rd Regiment of Foot and see if you would have been tempted to join the army 200 years ago!
Throughout the weekend there will be displays including surgery similar to that carried out during the Napoleonic wars, talks on kit, military drills of the period, musical performances and the role of women in King George’s army.
Regency Life at Lyme
Thomas Legh used his vast fortune and vision to transform Lyme in the early 19th century from a state of sad dilapidation and decay, to one of Cheshire's greatest houses and country estates. Employing the services of Lewis Wyatt, one of the great archictects of the period, he redesigned the house, gardens and park.
Join us on a journey through Regency Lyme. Enjoy a game of billiards on Lyme's original billiard table, recently reinstated at Lyme. Dress up in Regency costume and make your way through the house and gardens. Our dressing up room is volunteer-run and open certain days - if you would like to volunteer with them, please do see our page here.
It was around the Regency period that sandwiches were first seen and became fashionable amongst the people of that era. The Salting Room and Wyatt Garden are open Friday - Tuesday for afternoon tea featuring a selection of sandwiches, cakes, sweet treats, scones and tea/coffee. Call 01663 761400 to book - gift vouchers are also available.