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Specialist tour - Behind closed doors

The house at Lyme has many secrets from throughout the centuries. As part of this 45 minute tour around the house, see what lies behind hidden cupboards, doors and cabinets, in this exclusive tour with Lyme's experts.

  • Booking essential

The tours are available on select days in November and January while the house is closed at 11am or 1pm.

Tickets include the private tour and entry to the park and gardens.

Tours are limited to 10 people, booking essential. £11 non-members | £5 National Trust members. National trust members please show your card at admissions.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All National Trust Members£5.00
All General admission and tour£11.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for ages 13 and above

Meeting point

Meet in the courtyard, in front of the House.

What to bring and wear

Sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothes


This tour involves five sets of tight and uneven staircases which makes this unsuitable for wheelchair users.

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