Spotlight Talks and Tours 2017

The glorious Long Gallery at Lyme, Cheshire

Discover more about Lyme and the people that lived here on one of our wonderful talks or tours.

Spotlight talks and tours are changing in 2017. We are enhancing the successful programme of talks and tours that we deliver to our visitors, more information about each is provided below. Please remember that they are all are led by our amazing volunteer team and we can’t promise to deliver a full programme every day.

Spotlight Talks

A Short History of Lyme

A gallop through 600 years of history of the Legh family and their beloved Lyme

How long? 20 minutes

Where? Chapel

How much? Included in park entry charge

When? Friday to Tuesday at 11:15, 12:15, 13:15 & 14:15

Lyme's volunteers offer a fantastic welcome to visitors
Volunteer welcomes visitors to the garden at Lyme, Cheshire
Lyme's volunteers offer a fantastic welcome to visitors

Thomas Legh

Hear tales of Thomas Legh’s adventures, romances and his revival of Lyme

How long? 20 minutes

Where? State Bedroom in the house

How much? Normal house admission charges apply and free to members

When? Friday to Tuesday at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:00

Thomas Legh, Lyme’s very own Regency Indiana Jones.
Thomas Legh, Lyme’s very own Regency Indiana Jones.
Thomas Legh, Lyme’s very own Regency Indiana Jones.

Spotlight Tours

Below Stairs Tours (Friday-Tuesday on house open days)

Delve behind the scenes and hear stories of Life below stairs at Lyme

How long? 45-60 minutes

Where? Meet your guide in the courtyard

How much? Normal house admission charges apply and free to members

A lanyard ticket will be given to the tour group by the VRA team in the Stone Parlour

When? Friday to Tuesday at 11:15, 11:45, 14:15 & 14:45

These timings avoid our peak busy periods for operational areas in the house and courtyard.

The Brewhouse, one of the rooms you get to see on the tour
The Brewhouse, one of the rooms you get to see on the tour.
The Brewhouse, one of the rooms you get to see on the tour

Below Stairs Tours (Wednesday and Thursdays on house closed days)

Delve behind the scenes and hear stories of Life below stairs at Lyme

How long? 30-45 minutes

Where? Meet your guide in the courtyard

How much? Normal garden admission charges apply and free to members

A lanyard ticket will be given to the tour group by the VRA team in the Stone Parlour

When? Wednesday and Thursday from 1st March at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:00