Nymans’ Dream House Tours 

Join a tour of the outside of the house as one of our tour guides tells the story behind the creation of the Messel family’s dream house in the Sussex High Weald. Every weekday 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm (excludes weekends and Bank Holidays). 

Booking not needed. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. 

Monday 23 May to Friday 29 July 2022, 10:30, 12:00 and 13:30 

The Messel family’s dream house in the Sussex High Weald is close to London, yet positioned deep in the countryside with views towards Ashdown Forest. The house was the family’s rural retreat for weekends and holidays. But the design and look of the house has been altered several times over the years, and the house you see today is a very different one to the Georgian mansion purchased by Ludwig Messel in 1890. 

Children may get bored, so this is probably one just for the adults. 

Meet in the Riding House Café Courtyard, no need to book ahead. The tour should last approximately 45 minutes. 

For more information call 01444 405250 or go online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans/whats-on 


06 Jul 2022


10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Nymans National Trust, Handcross, Haywards Heath