Heritage Open Days

Ludwig and Annie Messel at Nymans

This September, as part of a collaboration between the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage Open Days, we will be displaying a thought-provoking object from the Messel family’s Jewish background.

Ludwig Messel, who bought Nymans in 1890, came from a German Jewish family and, although he converted to the Unitarian faith, Ludwig and other members of his family continued to support Jewish causes.

The intervention will take place from the 7th to the 16th September in the Dining Room of the house at Nymans.

You can read more about Nymans inclusion in the Heritage Open Days initiative here:

 Jewish country houses: exploring the world of the Anglo-Jewish aristocracy The (PDF / 0.1875MB) download

To find out more about the 'Jewish Country House Project' undertaken by researchers at Oxford University see: http://torch.ox.ac.uk/themes/jewish-country-house

For details of the activities at Jewish country houses taking places within the European days of Jewish Culture and Heritage, see: http://www.jewisheritage.org/web/agenda/2018/united-kingdom

For further information about all the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage activities scheduled in the UK this year, please contact: 020 7446 8660 or 07588 087324 or email office@bnaibrithuk.org  or visit: http://www.bnaibrithuk.org