Opening times for 2 December 2023
Asset Opening time House 11:00 - 16:00 Garden 11:00 - 16:00
The house and garden is open from Monday 27 November until Wednesday 20 December for our 1970s Christmas event. Open daily excl. Thursdays, 11am - 4pm, last entry 3:30pmMTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Assistance dogs only
Only assistance dogs are allowed at Lamb House.
Toilets are located in the courtyard and on the ground floor of the house.
No onsite parking. Toilets in the courtyard and on the ground floor. Assistance dogs only. Three steps to entrance of building. Ground floor has steps, small rooms. Two flights of stairs to first floor. Partly accessible grounds, some steps, uneven, narrow and loose gravel paths.
There are three steps to the entrance of the building. The ground floor has steps and small rooms. There are two flights of stairs to the first floor. The grounds are partially accessible but please be wary of steps and uneven, narrow gravel paths.
Parking: No parking available at the property, multiple car parks around Rye.
Rye main line station, (Southern Railway) short walk up hill. Rye Station Building, Station Approach, Rye TN31 7AB Walk north-east on Rye Platform 2 Turn right towards Station Approach Turn right towards Station Approach Turn left onto Station Approach Station Approach turns slightly right and becomes Market Rd Turn right onto High St Turn left onto West St and arrive at Lamb House on right at the top of hill.
Red-brick fronted Georgian house with literary associations.
The White Parlour
Historic exhibition space currently displaying 300 years of history at Lamb House.
Walled garden with roses, lilies, spring bulbs and many herbaceous varieties bordering the lawn.
Award-winning Vegetable Garden during its Victorian origins, filled with seasonal produce.
Look behind the Georgian façade and see how this house inspired writers such as Henry James and E.F. Benson. Step inside their favourite writing room or see the bed fit for a king.
Discover an evocative garden tucked away behind the walls at Lamb House. It has an intimate, tranquil feel with borders packed full of flowers, a vegetable garden and shady trees.
Get inspired with artist Amanda Cardoso and make cards you can take home for Christmas! In celebration of the book launch for the 2023 Manderley Press edition of Rumer Godden's 'China Court'.
Red-brick fronted house with literary associations - both Henry James and E. F. Benson lived here.
Lamb House has a walled garden, one of the largest gardens in the old town of Rye; it was designed as we see it today by a friend of Henry James called Alfred Parsons.
Find roses, lilies, spring bulbs and many herbaceous varieties bordering the lawn which ensure continuous colour and interest throughout the year.
Also to be found in the garden are the graves of James’ much loved dogs. The garden is a tranquil contrast to the busy streets of the town in the summer and sitting beside the pond one can fully understand why James had such affection for his garden. Today the garden is a refuge for visitors and local people alike.
Find out about this Georgian house and walled garden nestled in the heart of Rye. Discover the decades of inspiration it gave literary greats such as Henry James and E.F. Benson.
Read up on the literary inspiration that guides how we look after the garden of Lamb House in Rye.
Find out about filming Mapp and Lucia at Lamb House, in Rye, through the experiences of those on set for the BBC comedy drama.
Find out about volunteering with the team at Lamb House. With various opportunities in the house and garden, you could help us protect this special place.