CC Image courtesy of Ham House by David NichollsCC Image courtesy of Ham House by Allan HarrisCC Image courtesy of Ham House by Allan Harris

Ham House

This rare and atmospheric 17th-century house sits on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond.

It is the creation of the tenacious Duchess of Lauderdale and her husband, the Duke, who together transformed Ham into one of the grandest Stuart houses in England.

Ham House is internationally recognised for its superb collection of paintings, furniture and textiles, largely acquired 400 years ago. Some of our unique objects include a rare Chinese teapot, said to have been used by the Duchess herself, and the exotic ivory cabinet. The house reputed to be one of the most haunted in Britain. Some visitors have reported the ghostly aroma of the sweet Virginia pipe tobacco that the Duke smoked after meals in the dining room.

You can now visit the hands-on below stairs rooms with just a garden ticket. The bathroom, complete with a wooden bathtub and bed, illustrates how baths were taken before washing became an everyday event. Outside, the open and formal restored 17th-century gardens surround the house. It includes a productive kitchen garden containing many heritage crops, the maze-like ‘Wilderness’, complete with summerhouses, and many beautiful spots perfect for a picnic.

The newly refurbished Orangery café set in the kitchen garden serves light lunches and teas. The café is set in one of the first examples of an Orangery, however it was not an ideal building for plants to grow as the windows are small and very little light could reach the orange and lemon trees.

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Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire


  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.


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London Area: Outer

Address

  • Ham House
  • Ham Street
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • London
  • TW10 7RS

Directions

  • TFL Zone

    Zone 4

  • Underground

    • Richmond

    National Rail

    • Richmond

    Overground

    • Richmond

    Bus Numbers

  • 371, 65

Admission

Adult £10.00
Child £5.00
Family £25.00
Admission discounts
Art Fund FREE entry
National Trust FREE entry
Open Hours
Monday 10:00am 17:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 17:00pm
Friday 10:00am 17:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 17:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 17:00pm
Bank Holidays 10:00am 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 8940 1950
Email
Website Ham House
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