Learning

Discover life as a servant in our below-stairs rooms © National Trust/Victoria Pearce

Discover life as a servant in our below-stairs rooms

School visits

Ham House was built in 1610 and one family lived in the house for over 300 years. We offer workshops centred around two important periods of Ham's history - the Stuarts and the Victorians.

The workshops are designed to accommodate Year 1 to Year 6, with classes of up to 30 children.

Stuart workshop

Portrait of Charles I by Sir Anthony Van Dyck in original Sunderland frame

Explore our below stairs rooms and find out about a servant's life in Stuart times, with a chance to cook in the kitchen. Then explore above stairs, dressed in 17th-century courtly attire.

Victorian workshop

Gaining a sense of the past in our Victorian House sessions

Discover life as a Victorian housekeeper.  Experience the workings of a Victorian schoolroom in a large house and learn how this is different from schools today.

Prices and booking

View of Ham House from across the Plats

  • £2.50 per child for National Trust Education Group Members
  • £3.50 per child for non members
  • Free for teachers

Email us for more details and to book.

Come and see an outdoor theatre performance © National Trust

Come and see an outdoor theatre performance

Romeo and Juliet

Sun 13 July, arrive 6pm, starts 7pm

This year, our annual Shakespeare performance -  Romeo and Juliet - is on the GCSE curriculum. Why not treat your children to outdoor theatre in our summer garden?

Adult £16, child £8, family £40

Bookings open 3 months before the performance date and can be made on our events page.

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