Ham House and Garden

Important notice -

For the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff during this heatwave Ham House and Garden will close today at 3pm. Last orders in the Orangery café are at 2:45pm, last entry to the house will be at 2:30pm. Thank you for your understanding

A unique 17th-century treasure trove

Ham House and Garden

Things to see and do

Young boy playing croquet in the grass with his grandfather

Come out and play

This summer bring the whole family to Ham House for a day of fun in the great outdoors. Whether you’re trying your hand at croquet, getting mindful with a yoga class, or skipping through the Wilderness - we’ve got plenty of lively activities for all ages to take part in.

Tours at Ham

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Come out and play

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
This summer it's playtime at Ham House and Garden

Lavender pruning at Ham House

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-12:30
Join the garden team to help cut our famous lavender at Ham House

Handmade Notebooks Workshop

Sat 01 Oct 2022
13:45-16:45
Join our workshop this autumn to learn how to make your very own set of notebooks from scratch.
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Eating and shopping

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History

Ham House and Garden history

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Our work

What we're up to and how you can help

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Get involved

Help protect our special places for ever, for everyone, by volunteering today

Volunteering at Ham House 

Volunteers are vital in supporting special places such as Ham House and Garden. Do you have skills that you'd like to share? Learn more about the ways that you could volunteer at Ham House.

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Art and collections

A Man Consumed by Flames by Isaac Oliver

Blazing love: a portrait by Isaac Oliver at Ham House

Despite fitting neatly into the palm of one’s hand, Oliver’s portrait of a man shown burning with the fire of love is one of the most arresting objects at Ham. Dressed like a classical hero in an antique blue mantle, and wearing an earring of two linked gold hoops, the sitter gazes intently out as flames lick around him. Painted over 400 years ago, the presence of this long dead man nevertheless feels startling fresh.

A selection of 125 Treasures objects

Celebrating 125 treasures in our collections 

From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. Discover more in our recent book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust.

Love among the Ruins by Burne-Jones at Wightwick Manor

More 125 treasures to discover 

From paintings, sculpture and books to fashion and tapestries, unearth more amazing objects featured in the 125 Treasures book in our series of articles exploring the greatest works of art in our collections.

Our collections

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