Important notice -

We’re re-opening the car park, parkland and gardens at Lyme. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Please book ahead before visiting

The car park, parkland and gardens at Lyme are now open and you’ll need to book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lyme (6 July - 12 July)

Tue 07 Jul 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Lyme


A man with glasses in profile view drinks from a takeaway cup

Grab a drink

From Monday 6 July we'll be opening a refreshment kiosk in the car park, serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks, and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.



The House and Collection


Our work

Two nurses hold children in the war nursery at Lyme, Cheshire

Home Front - life at Lyme during the Second World War 

Despite being such a recent part of our history, very little is known about Lyme during the Second World War. Can you help us fill in the gaps and paint a picture of what life was like here during the war?

Conservation in action


Art and collections

Our collections

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