Tours at Ham House and Garden

Visitors on a tour through the gardens at Ham House and Garden.

Join us for one of our free tours and find out something new about Ham. Tours are led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers. Please check below to see which tours are on offer as well as dates, times and how to book. All tours are run depending on volunteer availability on the day.

Please be aware that all tours are dependent on volunteer availability. You can book your place on one of the tours upon arrival at Ham. Please make sure you arrive with plenty of time prior to the start of your chosen tour.

Garden history tours

Find out more about the garden from its creation in the seventeenth-century to the contemporary developments and sustainable gardening practised today.You can book your place on one of the garden tours upon arrival at Ham. 

Weekdays 11:30am and 1:30pm 

Weekends 11:30am and 1:30pm

Seasonal produce growing in the Kitchen garden
Autumnal views of the Kitchen garden
Seasonal produce growing in the Kitchen garden

Kitchen Garden tours

Discover the history and development of the walled kitchen garden on a special tour covering historic salads, edible flowers, an apple orchard and seasonal produce and cut flowers.

Wednesdays 1:30pm – July 14, 28, August 11, 25, September 8, 22

Weekends 1:30pm – July 25, August 7, 22, September 4, 19, October 

Tall hornbeam hedges and field maples

Garden history audio tour at Ham House 

View the vibrant autumn colour and experience the history of the Ham House garden with an audio tour from your own phone, written by our knowledgeable garden guides.

Visiting the house

Rather than tours, entry to the house is free flow Wednesday-Sunday between 12 -3:30pm. Room guides are stationed throughout the house to allow you to enter and tour at your own pace. They love to share their knowledge so do ask for an overview of the room, or information on a particular object

Architecture Tours

Tour the exterior of the mansion and learn about the architectural changes made to this magnificent 17th century property. An excellent tour for GCSE students studying style and display during the restoration. Understand how changing styles in how we live have changed how we use rooms and spaces.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30pm

The view of Ham house and the South Terrace from the base of the outdoor steps

Architecture Audio Tour at Ham House

Take in the exterior styles and developments of Ham House on this Architecture Audio Tour created and narrated by our knowledgeable Architecture Tour volunteers.

Daisies in the Fountain Garden at Ham House and Garden

Listen to a story of medicinal plants at Ham House and Garden 

Listen to our expert garden volunteers tell you the story of the history of medicinal plants at Ham House. Listen online at Ham House or from the comfort of you own home.

N.B. Tours, apart from certain group tours, are free but normal admission charges apply for the venue.Please be aware that all tours are dependent on volunteer availability