Family Ghost Tours a Ham House and Garden

Visitors and the south front of Ham House, Surrey.

This article relates to 2019, please come back soon to find out about our future plans.

Tours are running Saturday 26 October – Saturday 2 November (October half term).

Have a memorable evening together this autumn with a ghostly tour of Ham House and Garden where you will hear unexplained spooky tales from the past and present as you’re lead through the mansion by candlelight. Who’s been seen through the mists in the cherry garden, what’s that smell that seems to float down the corridor, and who is walking up the stairs? You might even hear or see something else you can’t quite explain…

With around 15 different ghosts Ham is said to be one of the most haunted houses in Britain. From Dukes and Duchess to servants and soldiers, unrequited lovers and even a ghost dog there are plenty of stories to tell.

Tour takes place throughout the house and grounds so do make sure you are all wrapped up warmly. The tour lasts roughly an hour, which younger legs may find tiring, but there will be a well-deserved hot chocolate for everyone at the end.

Recommended age for this tour is 7+.

For more details about the tour including cost and timings please follow the link to the booking page.

Autumn Animals Children's Trail

Why not enjoy our children’s trail in the day beforehand? The animals are gathering their food this Autumn and need your help!

Adult evening ghost tours

Want to hear more about the history without anything going bump in the dark? Adult evening ghost tours are on offer Monday 21 – Friday 25 October and Sunday 3 and Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 November. (No ghost tours 4 & 5 November due to property closure). 

The Cherry Garden at Ham House, London

Ham House, London

The 17th-century layout is clearly defined in this carefully restored garden where you can now experience the strong geometric lines of a formal wilderness, while the planting of the parterres with cotton lavender give a charming 20th-century twist. The borders, on the other hand, are planted in an authentic 17th-century style based on contemporary inventories.