Explore our house

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Elaborate frames

Our great stairs picture frames

Picture framing changed dramatically in the 1620s and 1630s as a result of the collecting activities of King Charles I, from simple designs to elaborately carved and gilt frames.

Discover our frames

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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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

Great staircase is looking different

Venus and Adonis by Miguel de la Cruz

Venus and Adonis by Miguel de la Cruz

In March 2013, funding was awarded to conserve the ten paintings that hang in this magnificent space. Three paintings are already at the conservators and others will follow over the next few years.

Titian's ghosts

Titian’s Ghosts by Royal Academician artist Stephen Farthing

Whilst our original paintings undergo conservation work, artist and Royal Academician Stephen Farthing has created some artwork specially for the Great Staircase at Ham.

Haunted Ham

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

Visit below stairs

Our hands-on below stairs rooms

Complete your visit to Ham with a hands-on experience in our basement and see what it would have been like to live and work below stairs.

See our opening times

Our collection

Our beautiful bird nests inside the Marquetry Cabinet © NTPL/John Hammond

You can find out more about our fantastic collection online. Or discover it in person by visiting our house and meeting our welcoming room guides.

Our miniatures

Our beautiful bird nests inside the Marquetry Cabinet © NTPL/John Hammond

Our collection of miniatures on display in an early 17th-century picture closet is without parallel in England.

Find out more on our rare treasures...