Your visit to Ham House this spring

The Great Hall at Ham House

The house is now open for free-flow entry between 12-4pm (last entry 3.30pm). We also have a host of tours on the building's architecture, gardens and the Queen's Apartment. Read this article to plan your visit.

Ham House is a rare 17th century survival, decorated lavishly with an extensive collection of priceless art. View this wonderful gem at your leisure with free flow access.

Don't forget to also 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. Check at reception for information on the day or call us on 02089401950 the morning of your visit. 


An appointment in the Queen's Apartment 

From Tuesday April 18 there will be short 15 min talks in the Queen’s Apartment during the weekdays between 12.30-3.30pm.

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 May 3 tours of our bountiful Kitchen Garden will be available on Wednesdays at 2pm. 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 30 mins and talk about the history of the gardens. 

Tours run at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. 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 1pm until the end of April and then at 12pm from May onward.