Visiting the house this winter
Over the winter, we commence conservation work in the house to look after and preserve our wonderful collection. Find out more about our work and the history of Ham House when you visit this winter with talks and tours running at selected times and the first floor and Below Stairs open for free flow every day between 12noon-4pm.
What's On in the house
Starting in the Great Hall, a grand and impressive reception space, begin your journey through the house by ascending the Great Staircase up to the Round Gallery where you can look down on the festive decorations in the Great Hall. Descending the Great Staircase again, you can then explore the Ground Floor and the private spaces of the Duke and Duchess. Pass through a hidden door to the Duchess’s Private Closet and then through into the White Closet and Volury. Pause in the Marble Dining Room a space for entertainment at the heart of the house before mirroring the pattern you have traced before to see the Duke’s Dressing Room, the Duchess’ Bedchamber and Duke’s Closet. Unusually preserved fire buckets line the west corridor where you can pass into the Gentlemen’s Dining Room and the Back Parlour.
Descend downstairs to explore the Beer Cellar, the Duchess’ Bathroom, and the Kitchen, where we have regular baking demonstrations. Find out more about how this part of the house kept the occupants fed and comfortable.