Ham House and Garden

Important notice -

When visiting, please be aware that there is currently no level access available to the mansion. For further information please call 020 8940 1950.

A unique 17th-century treasure trove

Explore the house, gardens and wider estate

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Architecture tours

Wed 17 Jul 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.

Weekday Garden history tours

Wed 17 Jul 2019
13:30-14:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Kitchen Garden tour

Wed 17 Jul 2019
14:30-15:00
Join one of our garden guides for a free thirty minute tour of our kitchen garden. Discover more about the history of the 17th century kitchen garden and the herbs and vegetables grown by our gardeners.

Beyond the Walls

Sun 21 Jul 2019
14:30-15:30
Join us for a tour around the boundary of Ham House and Garden and discover the history of the Ham estate.

Aesop's Fables at the Grand Picnic

Sat 03 Aug 2019
11:00-11:40
Enchanting magic awaits you inside the bell tent that has magically popped up in the wilderness. Fireside Folktales will be retelling of various myths, legends and folktales through original short plays throughout the day.

Persephone & The Pomegranate Seeds at the Grand Picnic

Sat 03 Aug 2019
12:30-13:10
Enchanting magic awaits you inside the bell tent that has magically popped up in the wilderness. Fireside Folktales will be retelling of various myths, legends and folktales through original short plays throughout the day.
Ham House and Garden

History

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

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Venue hire

Group bookings

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Our work

Discover more about the work we do at Ham House and Garden

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Learning

Child looking through round window into Ham House

Go back in time 

Relive the past with your class with a visit to Ham House, near Richmond.

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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