Nymans' House

Visitors in the dining room at Nymans

The house is open from 1 March until 31 October when it closes for conservation. Opening hours are 11am - 4pm with last admission at 3.30pm. The dramatic architecture of the house is part Regency, part pseudo-medieval, and now part ruin following a fire in 1947. Nothing is quite as it seems but room stewards are on hand to explain how this intriguing house fits together.

Explore the Messel family rooms

The house at Nymans is presented as Anne, the Countess of Rosse, kept it when she lived here. Take a look for yourself when the house is open between 11am & 4pm.
 

Discover our collection

We have a large and fascinating collection containing almost every type of object. Find out more through the National Trust Collections website.
 

Find Foxy

When Maud Messel lived at Nymans she hid a toy fox within the rooms for her grandchildren to find. Today, children visiting Nymans can still enjoy finding Foxy who is hidden somewhere within the Messel family rooms.
 

Take a tour of our dream house

Tuesdays 12pm
 
Take a tour of the exterior of the house with one of our guides and discover Nymans 1930s heyday. Designed by the Messel family as a place to escape London life and enjoy the gardens, Nymans was a 'dream house' of creativity and fun.
 

Paper hats & polish

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 11am

Come and learn more about how we care for the house and collection at Nymans. Collect your ticket from the front door of the house. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.