Ham House and Garden

Ham House and Garden

What's on 

Two children carrying a pumpkin

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House 

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Garden history tours

Tue 25 Sep 2018
11:15-16:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Architecture tours

Tue 25 Sep 2018
12:00-13:00
Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a free 30 min tour of the exterior of the mansion and learn about the architectural changes made to this magnificent 17th century property. Check at reception on the day for availability.

Women and Power at Ham House: Duchess, Daughter, Socialite, Spy?

Tue 25 Sep 2018
12:00-16:00
Over the summer and autumn, visit this special display at Ham House to discover the remarkable life of Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale, as the National Trust celebrates women and power in 2018.

Queen's apartment visit

Tue 25 Sep 2018
12:15-15:30
Monday to Friday (not during school holidays). Be honoured to access extraordinary rooms, closed for the majority of their lifetime and understand their special status with a short talk.

Kitchen Garden tour

Wed 26 Sep 2018
14:00-14:30
Join one of our garden guides for a free thirty minute tour of our kitchen garden. Discover more about the history of the 17th century kitchen garden and the herbs and vegetables grown by our gardeners.

Historic Scenic Walk

Sun 30 Sep 2018
11:00-13:00
Free guided walk from Richmond Station to Ham House and Garden. Meet inside station entrance. No booking needed. Admission applies on arrival to Ham House and Garden
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History

Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart, later Duchess of Lauderdale (1626-1698) by Sir Peter Lely

Who was Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale? 

Baptised on 28 September 1626 in London, Elizabeth was the eldest of the five daughters of William Murray, first earl of Dysart, and Catherine Murray (née Bruce).

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Eating and shopping

Inside of the Orangery cafe at Ham House

A bite to eat 

At the orangery cafe you can enjoy delicious meals prepared from Ham House’s home grown produce, a family friendly atmosphere and free wifi. Food is prepared fresh daily, with a wide selection of hot and cold food including our scrumptious cakes and bakes.

Spring 2018 collection

Shopping at Ham House  

Housed in one of our 17th century outbuildings, the shop is a warm and inviting space brimming full of gift ideas, tasty treats and children's toys. Why not stop by our second hand book shop on your visit and see if you can pick up a bargain.

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Venue hire

Group bookings and venue hire

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Get involved

Walking dogs in the Cherry Garden

Visitors vote for dogs to be welcomed at Ham House and Garden all year round from Autumn 2018 

Dogs and their well-behaved owners will be welcomed all year round at Ham House and Garden from autumn 2018 thanks to overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitors, staff and volunteers. 

Get Involved

Corporate volunteering at Ham House

Corporate Volunteering at Ham House  

Corporate volunteering days are a great way for you to develop your team whilst spending time outdoors and contributing to your community. Join us at Ham house to conserve Ham and Petersham Meadows for future generations to enjoy.

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Learning

Child looking through round window into Ham House

Go back in time 

Relive the past with your class with our learning experiences and workshops at Ham House, near Richmond.

The Cherry Garden at Ham House, London

Ham House access statement 

Please see our access statement if you have any access needs or call our property office in advance of your visit on 020 8940 1950.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Ham House and Garden on the National Trust Collections website