The Vyne

A picture of The Vyne covered in scaffolding in December 2016.

Experience conservation in action as this former Tudor mansion undergoes a major roof project

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Things to see and do

Video

Drone footage before The Vyne roof project

Exclusive drone footage captures The Vyne's roof just before we begin a huge conservation project to restore this former Tudor palace.

A portrait of Henry VIII attributed to Hans Holbein

Winter family fun at The Vyne 2016 

Walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII and explore the finest example of a private pre-reformation chapel in England. Hunt for hidden objects on our new Family Tudor Christmas trail, or try your hand at our self-led 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 activities.

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What's on

Family on a winter walk through woodland

Festive walks at The Vyne 

Now that our exciting roof conservation project is underway, we’ll be unveiling all sorts of stories about its Tudor past. Our new family trail takes kids on a seasonal adventure to find out about Christmas in Tudor times (£1 per trail).

Upcoming events

Family Tudor Christmas trail

Mon 05 Dec 2016
10:00-16:00
On an exciting treasure hunt through our gardens, learn about Christmas in Tudor times and see how many items you can spot.

Lady Chute's Christmas afternoon tea

Mon 05 Dec 2016
14:30-16:00
Located next to the former Tudor palace, lords and ladies of leisure can book a seasonal afternoon tea for two in our cosy Brewhouse tearoom.

Winter walk, mince pie & mulled wine

Thu 08 Dec 2016
13:00-15:00
Enjoy a guided woodland walk followed by a warming drink and mince pie.

Wassailing

Sun 15 Jan 2017
14:00-15:00
Wrap up warm and join us out in the orchard as we bring to life a historic practice believed to bring a good harvest. To scare away any 'evil spirits', cheerful banter is a must!

Tag-a-Tile 2017

Sat 18 Feb 2017
11:00-16:00
Be part of history by personalising a tile with a message or drawing to go on our new roof.

The Big Tree Climbing Company 2017

Sat 04 Mar 2017
10:00-11:00
For some outdoor fun, learn to climb a tree in a harness and zoom down a zip wire. You can step up to the challenge on various dates. Suitable for ages six years and up.
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Eating and shopping

Wooden reindeer in woolly jumpers from the shop at Lyme, Cheshire

Shopping at The Vyne 

If you’re looking for a Christmas present or simply want a post-walk ‘mooch’, pop inside and see us. We have things that will decorate your dining room and tempt the taste buds.

A picture of the servery in the Brewhouse tearoom at The Vyne.

Eating at The Vyne 

When you're ready for a break at The Vyne, pop into our Brewhouse tearoom. We have a selection of freshly made sandwiches, soup and sausage rolls as well as homemade cakes, biscuits and scones.

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Groups

Vintage coach at The Vyne

Group visits to The Vyne 

Find out about group visits at The Vyne.

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Our work

The Vyne's roof needs your help

The Vyne Appeal 

Water is running in. Time is running out. Help us repair the roof so future generations can continue to enjoy this special place. Your gift today will help re-tile the roof, rebuild the chimneys, repair parapets and improve guttering so that rainwater no longer gets in during heavy rain.

Conservator Steve Clare re-installs Tudor stained glass at The Vyne

Tudor stained glass returned to The Vyne 

In February, The Vyne welcomed back one of its most precious attractions following months of conservation. With the chapel returned to its normal layout, you can now enjoy the full glory of the chapel’s exquisite Tudor stained glass.

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Get involved

One of our conservation volunteers talking to a visitor

Get involved  

Making new friends, learning new skills and helping to ensure the future of this beautiful estate – do something different and join The Vyne’s volunteering team.