Discover a 400 year old gem

View of the rear of Ham House from the south terrace

Read this article to plan your visit to Ham House and Garden and find out what's on offer.

From Sat 16 Mar, visit Ham House via freeflow access. The House is open 12-4pm (last entry 3.30pm). No booking necessary. 

Don't forget to visit our Below Stairs where you will find Ham's kitchen, beer cellar and servant's quarters. Open 12-4pm, last entry 3.45pm. Entrance on the west side of the house.

All tours are subject to the availability of volunteers. Please ceck at reception for more information on the day or call us on 020 8940 1950 the morning of your visit to see what's on. 


An appointment in the Queen's Apartment 

During the weekdays between 12.30-3.30pm there will be short 15 min talks in the Queen’s Apartment.

Be honoured to access these extraordinary rooms by guided visit. They have been closed for the majority of their lifetime and are extremely precious and vulnerable. 

Kitchen Garden tours

From 8 May - 2 Oct, tours of our bountiful Kitchen Garden will be available on Wednesdays at 2:30pm. Learn about our replica 17th century Kitchen Garden and what the produce would have been used for 400 years ago. Today, Ham uses the produce from the garden to stock our nearby Orangery Café, so why not head over to sample some of the produce when you have completed your tour.

The weekend

Children’s craft activities

Below Stairs in our Education Room you will find children’s craft activities every weekend. Open 12-4pm, last entry 3.30pm.


Garden history tours

Learn more about our fascinating gardens on a specialist tour. Tours last approximately 40 mins and talk about the history of the gardens. 

Tours run at 11.30am and 1:30pm on weekdays and 11:30am, 1.30 and 2.30pm at weekends. Meet at Visitor Reception. 

Architecture tours 

Our guides will take you around the exterior of the property and explain the history of the house over the last 400 years. 

Tours run at 12pm and last approximately 30 mins.