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Address: Lamb House West Street, Rye TN31 7ES, England
Phone Number: 01892 890651
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Delightful writer's house museum

This 18th century Georgian House is now in the ownership of the National Trust, but it was built in 1722 by a wealthy wine merchant, James Lamb, hence the name. It was the home to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Angela C
London, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small NT house but worth a visit when in Rye. Friendly staff. Lovely walled garden to wander around. Interesting portraits of famous people in hall.

Thank BargeeGirl
Eastbourne, Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just a few rooms on the ground floor are open, plus tea and cakes in the garden. house left as it was when Henry James lived there. other authors who lived there include Rimmer Godden and E. F. Nemson. one of NT hidden houses, not always open to the public.

Thank MaureenReevves
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overcharged by £1 for tea and scones? I'd happily reimburse you their error. Delightful place. Beautiful gardens, wonderful family home feel.

1 Thank Mrtibbsgidlow
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 18th century Georgian House is now in the ownership of the National Trust, but it was built in 1722 by a wealthy wine merchant, James Lamb, hence the name. It was the home to Henry James from 1897 to1916 and later to E.F. Benson of the ' Mapp and Lucia' novels. In 1726, King George 1 actually sheltered there... More 

Thank Angela C
Kent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Lamb House on Saturday didnt spend long looking at three rooms went outside to gardens had to press a bell and wait for service for refreshments. Very nice it was we had a scone jam and cream £3 a slice of lemon drizzle cake £2:two teas £5 and if my reckoning is right the total is £10 when... More 

Thank paul52drake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home at various times of Henry James and EF Benson, Lamb House is a National Trust jewel in the centre of Rye. Visitors are limited to the downstairs and garden - the house is let to a tenant, which also means that opening hours are fairly limited, so check before you go. Lots of interesting stuff about Henry James,... More 

Thank p21g
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Only a small part of the house is open to the public but for me the highlight is tea and cake in the garden. Unless you are a fan of Benson or James, there is not much to interest the visitor. Certainly not a place for children. Having said these things, I love it as it helps bring Mapp and... More 

Thank mymble
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Right in the centre of the old town, Lamb House is a fine early Georgian red brick town house which was built in 1722. James Lamb, a wealthy wine merchant and politician, was a member of one of Rye's most powerful families. Although King George 1st stayed in Lamb House for a few days, after his ship was driven ashore... More 

Thank GrandesRocques
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Although only 3 rooms are open to the public, they have lots of historic info. When the weather is good, and it was on our visit, you can sit outside and have tea on the lawn in these lovely surroundings. Well worth a visit.

Thank LesleyParis
London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The home of American author, Henry James, this beautiful house is well worth a visit. You can wander through the downstairs rooms and beautiful garden. Tea can also be ordered on the lawn.

Thank Lisa C

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