Nymans - National Trust

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Nymans is one of the great gardens of the Sussex Weald and is internationally famous for its beauty and collection of rare plants. It is the achievement of three generations of the Messel family over a period of over a hundred years.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

National Trust members Free
Please see our website for admission charges

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences

Key artists and exhibits

  • Messel family
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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Nymans

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

Welcome to Nymans, a National Trust garden and countryside estate. Visit during Heritage Open Days for free entry and a rare opportunity to look behind-the-scenes of the atmospheric ruins of the Messel house with members of the house team. Learn about the rooms that were lost in the fire of 1947 and see areas normally closed to the public. Explore the show rooms which were once occupied by Anne Messel. Make the most of your day with a leisurely stroll through the gardens and woodlands. Please be aware that hard hats must be warn inside the ruins - but don't worry, we supply the attractive headwear, no need to bring your own.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Nymans - National Trust
Staplefield Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 6EB

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General enquiries & wheelchair booking

01444 405250


01444 405254

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