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Lamb House

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Lamb House
Lamb House
West Street
East Sussex
TN31 7ES
01797 222 909
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Exhibitions at Lamb House

A 1970s Christmas Monday, 27th November 2023, 11:00am to Wednesday, 20th December 2023, 4:00pm (24 day event)

About Lamb House

Lamb House was built in 1723 by James Lamb.

Henry James leased the property and later purchased in 1899. It was here he wrote the Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, the Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.

In the Summer months James liked to use the Garden Room to dictate to his secretary. Sadly the Garden Room was destroyed by a bomb during World War II.

After the death of Henry James, Lamb house became the home of several other writers including A C Benson (who wrote the words to Land of Hope and Glory), E F Benson and Rumer Godden.

Rye and its surrounding area were even the inspiration for E F Benson’s Mapp and Lucia novels.

Lamb House was presented to the National Trust in 1950.

Lamb House is open Friday – Tuesday, 11am – 5pm. Last entry to the house is at 4:30pm.

Please check Lamb House’s website for more information on opening hours.

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