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 – From July 10

Weekends 11:30am and 1:30pm – From July 10


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 2

View across the garden at Ham House showing the tulips and muscari coming in to flower in spring

Garden history audio tour at Ham House 

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 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 - Starting from July 27

View of the mansion from the Walled Garden at Ham House and Garden, London

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.

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