A Candlelit Christmas

During December, experience the wonderful splendour of Ham House lit by candlelight. We're re-creating the 17th century atmosphere with candles and natural greenery filling the house over the festive season.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Did you know Ham was always designed to be seen in the dark? We’re re-creating the atmosphere of the 17th Century and saving our collection from light damage at the same time.

Candles will guide your way through Ham House, providing soft light and a wonderful atmosphere. Expect an abundance of natural green wreaths and swags and garlands draped over banisters, mantelpieces and windowsills.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Ham House and Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.05
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.50 £27.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Entrance for National Trust members is free.

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Entry to the house through the front door.
What to bring and wear
The house and gardens can be cold during winter so wrap up warm.
Accessibility
The gardens and house are accessible with a small elevator inside the house. Please see our full access statement for more details.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 December 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Ham House and Garden
Email
hamhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 8940 1950

Upcoming events

A Candlelit Christmas

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
During December, experience the wonderful splendour of Ham House lit by candlelight. We're re-creating the 17th century atmosphere with candles and natural greenery filling the house over the festive season.

Winter Walkies

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-17:00
From Monday 29th October your four legged friend will be allowed in Ham’s garden all year round. There will be walking routes available from Visitor Reception or from our website, and a free treat for every new canine guest.

Garden history tours

Fri 14 Dec 2018
11:30-14:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Christmas Afternoon Teas

Fri 14 Dec 2018
12:00-13:00
Enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea at Ham House with scones, finger sandwiches and traybakes. £15 per person.

Christmas Ghost Tours

Fri 14 Dec 2018
18:15-20:00
Reputed to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain, discover the ghostly tales scattered through the history of Ham House.

Meet Father Christmas!

Sat 15 Dec 2018
11:00-11:15
Father Christmas is here at Ham House and he's looking forward to meeting you!