Fireside Ghost Stories

Gather around and listen to a selection of macabre and ghostly tales inspired by the hauntings of Ham.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn more about the spirits said to haunt Ham in the atmospheric back parlour.

Tales told at 1pm and 2pm, subject to volunteer availability on the day.

Prices

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

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.75 £12.50
Child £6.90 £6.25
Family £34.40 £31.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.70
Winter Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.05
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £31.50 £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.

Our Winter Admission prices are available between 1 Jan - 15 Mar and 4 Nov - 31 Dec.

The basics

Suitability
Recommended 12+
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Back parlour of the house, inside the house. Entry via the front door.
Accessibility
The house is not currently wheelchair accessible.
Other
This event is aimed at an adult audience, but younger visitors are welcome too. Children's story telling is on offer throughout half term Sat 26 Oct - Sun 3 Nov.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 November 2019 13:00 - 13:45 Available
14:00 - 14:45 Available
29 November 2019 13:00 - 13:45 Available
14:00 - 14:45 Available
6 December 2019 13:00 - 13:45 Available
14:00 - 14:45 Available
13 December 2019 13:00 - 13:45 Available
14:00 - 14:45 Available

Upcoming events

Architecture tours

Mon 18 Nov 2019
12:30-13:00
Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a free 30 min tour of the exterior of the mansion and learn about the architectural changes made to this magnificent 17th century property. Check at reception on the day for availability.

Fireside Ghost Stories

Fri 22 Nov 2019
13:00-13:45
Gather around and listen to a selection of macabre and ghostly tales inspired by the hauntings of Ham.

Candlelit Christmas

Sat 30 Nov 2019
12:00-16:00
Bathe in the glimmer and glow of hundreds of candles and lights as the mansion is decorated for Christmas.

Christmas wreath workshops

Tue 03 Dec 2019
10:30-12:00
Create a beautiful Christmas wreath from materials from willow and other locally grown plants.

Visit Father Christmas-Weekends

Sat 07 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Create special memories with Father Christmas who’s got something special in his bag just for you!

Visit Father Christmas - Weekdays

Mon 16 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Create special memories with Father Christmas who’s got something special in his bag just for you!