Things to see & do

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What's on?

Explore every nook and cranny around the house and garden

There's always lots going on at Ham - from den building and family trails to spooky ghost tours and a comedy night.
See our events page to find out more...

Summer holidays

Discover our gardens 

Discover our gardens

From den building, family art activities to summer trails in the garden, there's something for the whole family at Ham during the school holidays.

Find out more...

Garden games

Giant garden games © Jaques of London

Giant garden games

Hire your games from the gift shop

Connect4, quoits, noughts and crosses... hire out a basket containing a Jaques outdoor game to play in the garden.

£10 refundable deposit per game

Introduction to digital SLR photography

Our hornbeam archway - a great photo opportunity © David Watson Photography

Our hornbeam archway - a great photo opportunity

Autumn light; Fri 3 Oct, 9.30am – 4.30pm
One day photography course for beginners in digital SLR photography in partnership with set in the grounds and house.
All tickets £65; includes lunch
Buy your tickets...

Hallowe'en Ham

Our hornbeam archway - a great photo opportunity © National Trust Images/John Millar

Our hornbeam archway - a great photo opportunity

This Hallowe'en season...

From ghost tours, to kids go free and pumpkin treats in the café, there's lots going on this Hallowe'en at haunted Ham...

Find out more and buy tickets...

Ghost tours

Spooky sightings on our ghost tours © NTPL/John Hammond

Spooky sightings on our ghost tours

Reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain, discover the ghostly tales scattered through the history of Ham House...

Find out more about our ghost tours...

Historic scenic walk

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

13, 21, 27 Sept; 5, 11, 19 Oct, 11am
Discover our surrounding landscape this autumn on a guided walk from Richmond Station to Ham.

Find out more...

Behind the scenes

Discover the hidden passages around Ham House

Tues and Thurs, 2-2.45pm

From the attics, to an office in the wardrobe room; discover places visitors wouldn't usually see.

£8 plus normal admission

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Family art fun

Get crafty in the Orangery

Enjoy a coffee in the cafe while the kids colour in one of our free activity sheets. There are also free family art activities in the below stairs rooms at the weekends and school holidays

Comedy night

Bright Club transforms researchers into stand up comics for a night.

Wed 24 Sept, 8pm

National Trust staff and researchers from University College London become comedians for one night.
All tickets £8

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Short house talks

Ham House is a popular destination for visitors of all ages.

8 Mar - 2 Nov (except Fri) 2014
Short house talks between 11am-12pm, in the below stairs rooms; last talk 11.45am.
Normal admission applies

Find out more...

Garden tours

Enjoy a free garden tour with our friendly and knowledgeable guides

Free regular tours of our 17th-century garden, lasting 30 minutes. Check the notice board at Visitor Reception for times on the day.

Normal admission applies