Tours 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 our ‘What’s On’ page to see which tours are on offer as well as times and dates. Tours are run depending on volunteer availability on the day. If you have interest in a particular tour, you are welcome to phone ahead of your visit to check if it will be available.
Check out our What’s On page to see which tours are coming up.
Kitchen Garden Tours
Discover more about the history of the 17th century kitchen garden and the herbs and vegetables grown by our gardeners.
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.
Groups of more than 20 people can pre book their own tour. Please click here to check out our Groups page for more information. Specialist interest groups can also enquire about tours according to their needs including the house.
Riverside and Scenic walk to Ham House
Walk with us through the remains of Richmond Palace, along the river and up Richmond Hill where you will see the protected view painted by many artists. Our walk continues through Petersham Meadows before finishing at Ham House and Garden.
Available selected dates September and October 2019. This tour lasts 2 hours and involves a walk of around 2 miles. For more details click here.
Visiting the house
Rather than tours, entry to the house is free flow 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.
N.B. Tours, apart from certain group tours, are free but normal admission charges apply for the venue.