Ham House and Garden

Ham House and Garden

What's on 

Upcoming events

Taking root: our potato story

Wed 21 Mar 2018
We are transforming another kitchen garden plot from a grass square into a bed full of different types of potatoes.

Through the keyhole: private lives unlocked at Ham

Wed 21 Mar 2018
Discover more about the private lives of the residents of this great house, with specially selected objects out of our store rooms for the first time. Private lives tours will run weekdays at 12 noon and 12.30pm.

Architecture tours

Wed 21 Mar 2018
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.

Tiptoe through the tulips at Ham House

Wed 28 Mar 2018
This spring our Ham gardeners are creating a walk through display of thousands of bulbs springing to life, including our tulip maze.

Queen's apartment visit

Thu 29 Mar 2018
Monday to Friday (not during school holidays). Be honoured to access extraordinary rooms, closed for the majority of their lifetime and understand their special status with a short talk.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Ham House: The Safe Cracker

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Can you crack the Ham code this Easter? Hunt for Egg clues around the garden and piece together the answer so you can crack the safe to free a Cadbury Easter egg. £3 per hunt map with free egg.
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Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart, later Duchess of Lauderdale (1626-1698) by Sir Peter Lely

Who was Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale? 

Baptised on 28 September 1626 in London, Elizabeth was the eldest of the five daughters of William Murray, first earl of Dysart, and Catherine Murray (née Bruce).

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Eating and shopping

Inside of the Orangery cafe at Ham House

A bite to eat 

At the orangery cafe you can enjoy delicious meals prepared from Ham House’s home grown produce, a family friendly atmosphere and free wifi. Food is prepared fresh daily, with a wide selection of hot and cold food including our scrumptious cakes and bakes.

Spring 2018 collection

Shopping at Ham House  

Housed in one of our 17th century outbuildings, the shop is a warm and inviting space brimming full of gift ideas, tasty treats and children's toys. Why not stop by our second hand book shop on your visit and see if you can pick up a bargain.

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Venue hire

Group bookings and venue hire

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Get involved

Walking dogs in the Cherry Garden

Winter Walkies wrap up: 9 weeks of canine conversations 

From Boxing Day until 9 February, dogs and their well-behaved owners were welcomed into the property for the first time with access to the garden, café and shop. Thank you to everybody who visited, those that took part in our dog breed bingo and trail and also spent time giving us feedback about dogs as visitors here in the future.

Get Involved

Corporate volunteering at Ham House

Corporate Volunteering at Ham House  

Corporate volunteering days are a great way for you to develop your team whilst spending time outdoors and contributing to your community. Join us at Ham house to conserve Ham and Petersham Meadows for future generations to enjoy.

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Child looking through round window into Ham House

Go back in time 

Relive the past with your class with our learning experiences and workshops at Ham House, near Richmond.

The Cherry Garden at Ham House, London

Ham House access statement 

Please see our access statement if you have any access needs or call our property office in advance of your visit on 020 8940 1950.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Ham House and Garden on the National Trust Collections website