Discover a 400 year old gem

South front at Ham House

Built in 1610, Ham House is still a treasure trove many centuries later.

Ham House is open for freeflow access, talk to our informative room guides and enjoy the house at your own pace. The House is open 12-4pm (last entry 3.30pm). No booking necessary. 

You might see one of our conservators working to preserve a piece of history, or speak to one of our knowledgeable room guides to learn more about what makes Ham so special and just how different life in the 17th century was. Below Stairs is where you will find Ham's kitchen, beer cellar and servant's quarters. 

All tours are subject to the availability of volunteers. Please check 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. 


Pop up talks 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.

Learn more about these amazing rooms created especially for royalty. Only seen by a select few intimates of the family for the majority of their lifetime they 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. Discover 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. Subject to volunteer availability.

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 12:30 pm and last approximately 30 mins. Subject to volunteer availability.