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, 2-2.45pm (not during school holidays)

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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Queen's apartment

Antechamber to the Queenâ¿¿s Bedchamber at Ham House and Garden

Be honoured to access these extraordinary rooms, closed for the majority of their lifetime and understand their special status.

Tues, Wed and Thurs (not during school holidays) until Sun 1 Nov.  

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.

House highlights tours

Ham today is very much the creation of the Lauderdales

Guided tour of our treasure trove of sumptuous textiles, furniture and art which has remained in the house for centuries.

Fridays by guided tour until 1 Nov 12-4pm (last tour 3.15pm)

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...