The miniature Ham House is a private commission which has taken two years to make. Over 30 independent craftspeople and artists have worked to contribute furniture, paintings, tapestries and lighting to the piece. Ham has been described as a jewel on the Thames and the makers took this as their inspiration and have designed the miniature as a jewel box. The different parts open to reveal interiors which themselves open to show further rooms. Parts swing out and there are many secret openings which show tantalising glimpses down passages and enfilades. The miniature Ham House will be on display until the 3rd October. Timed tickets are available to see Ham House in miniature from midday, tickets are first come first served.