Jane Austen Week

Summer view of the Cage and the South front of the house at Lyme, Cheshire

To mark the 200th anniversary of the passing of this literary genius, who shared the same publisher as our own Regency hero Thomas Legh, come to Lyme and immerse yourself in Regency costumes and music.

'You must allow me to tell you...'

Lyme was placed firmly in the Jane Austen story when scenes for the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice were filmed here and Colin Firth famously strode out from the lake in a scene that set pulses racing across the country. This year the clock is being turned back at Lyme to the Regency period when the author first put her words on the page. Help us mark the 200th anniversary of her death by celebrating Jane Austen Week from 17 to 23 July with live performances and music.

Searching for Mr Darcy, never around when you need him.
Searching for Mr Darcy, never around when you need him.

'How ardently I admire tea and cake...'

Dine away the hours like true lords and ladies of the manor with our Regency Afternoon Teas in the charming Salting Room, where you can enjoy delicious sandwiches, soup, a selection of sweet treats and tea or coffee. Prices start from £15. Available for bookings Friday - Tuesday (closed Wednesday and Thursday).

Vehicle admission applies, NT members park free. Dress up in your Regency regalia and gain free park entry! Booking is advisable on 01663 761400.

Not waiting any longer for Darcy...
Not waiting any longer for Darcy...

Jane Austen at Home

Join us at Lyme on Tuesday 18 July 2pm  for this witty and fascinating one-woman show, consisting entirely of Jane's words. The show celebrates the writings of Austen and takes us into the attitudes, imagination and sensations of those who lived in country houses in the early nineteenth century. Starring the beautiful Emerald O'Hanrahan - the voice of Emma Grundy in The Archers and devised and directed by Stephen Siddal - this is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed!

The performance lasts for 1 hour and 40 minutes and includes a 20 minute interval.

£18.95 per ticket. Vehicle admission applies, NT members park free. Booking Essential via the What's On section of our website or by calling 0344 249 1895. 20% discount for NT volunteers and staff - you must bring your card with you to the performance as proof.
 

 

Embracing the Regency
Embracing the Regency



Jane Austen Society Talks


Ever wondered how 'Pride and Prejudice' came to be written? Find out all about this Regency classic from the experts at the Jane Austen Society at Lyme on Friday 21 July.


Talks start at 12noon, 1pm and 2.30pm in the Chapel and last for 30 minutes.
Vehicle admission applies. NT members park free.
No extra charge for talks but places are limited so booking is essential. Please call 01663 762023 to book your space.  
 

The freedom to play and let your imagination run free
The freedom to play and let your imagination run free

Embracing the Regency

During this week the house will be open as normal Friday - Tuesday (closed Wednesday and Thursday for conservation) 11am - 5pm (last entrance 4pm) so you can explore the wonders of Lyme Hall during the Regency era and while you are there why not have a game of billiards in the Long Gallery or head to the Dressing Room 11am - 3pm to be dressed in the finest Regency regalia.

After indulging in all things Regency you can unwind and relax in the peaceful gardens and breathe in all the wonderful aromas the plants and flowers have to offer this time of year. Gardens open Monday - Sunday 10:30am - 5pm (last entry 4:30pm).

Vehicle admission applies, House or garden ticket required, NT members and under 5s free.

As small as she is beautiful Rosie still found Regency clothes to fit her
As small as she is beautiful Rosie still found Regency clothes to fit her