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 storytelling and art activities.
See our events page to find out more...

Supper Club

 © National Trust , Rosie Fyles

Gourmet supper club in our Orangery cafe, includes 3 courses using produce from our Kitchen Garden and welcome drink.  

Fri 19 Jun; 6:30pm, Summer

Fri 25 Sep; 6:30pm, Autumn

Fri 11 Dec; 6:30pm, Christmas

Introduction to photography

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

Our hornbeam archway - a great photo opportunity

Introduction to digital SLR photography: Autumn light; Fri 2 Oct, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Join us for a one day photography course, for beginners in digital SLR photography, inside our atmospheric house in the formal gardens.
All tickets £65; includes lunch
Find out more about the workshop...

Exploring the outdoors

Enjoy a free garden tour with our friendly and knowledgeable guides © NT

Enjoy a free garden tour with our friendly and knowledgeable guides

From garden history tours to meadow highlights and historic scenic walks, there are plenty of ways to explore Ham's gardens and the wider landscape.

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...

Fun and Games with Jaques

Anyone for croquet? © Paul Watson

Anyone for croquet?

Come and play, join us for a weekend of garden games with Jaques of London at Ham.  There will be Jaques' giant outdoor games, stalls, storytelling, tombola, art activities and garden trail.  

Behind the scenes

Discover the hidden passages around Ham House

Every Tues 14 Apr-20 Oct, 2-2.45pm (not in school holidays)

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

£8 plus normal admission

Buy your tickets...

Garden Tasting Tour

Enjoy our produce grown in the kitchen garden at our Orangery Café

A tour of the garden that will stimulate your taste buds, invite you to grow your own, ending with lunch in the Orangery cafe and a self picked goodie bag.

Sat 18 July and Sat 22 Aug, 12-2pm, £25.

Talking Textiles

An opportunity to explore the historic textile collection here at Ham, alongside our "Inspired Embroidery" exhibition.

Sat 5 Sep - Thu 10 Sep, 12-4pm

Garden history 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

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

Orangery Cocktails

Parasols outside the Orangery Cafe, Ham

Enjoy a summer evening in our beautiful seventeenth century garden, with cocktails and nibbles inspired by your surroundings.  No booking needed.  Various dates throughout the summer, 6-9pm.