Step back in time at Richmond's Ham House to experience the 17th century as if time stood still with it's fascinating gardens and interiors, complete with exquisite art, textiles and furniture. A top tourist attraction, Ham House is a great family day out.
Unique historical features, unusual 17th century formal gardens, Richmond'sHam Houseoffers a great day out for all those wanting to sample a piece of 17th century grandeur.
Built in 1610 and extended in the 1670sHam Housewas by then the lavish Thames side home of the charismatic Duke and Duchess Lauderdale. Later, this Stuart mansion became the heart of political life before and after the English Civil War.
The building unusually endured complete survival in one of the most turbulent periods in history, where the time appears to have stood still.
Highlights of your visit...
The country's earliest bathroom
Discovery room exploring the social history of Ham
Treasure trail maps for children, plus family art cart and garden trails
Rare formal gardens with free guided tours most days
Kitchen garden growing produce for the Orangery cafe
With spectacular interiors possessing outstanding collections of art, textiles and furniture, and reports of hauntings appealing to those looking for a taste of the supernatural,Ham Houseremains one of Richmond borough's premier attractions.
House: March - end of Oct Sat to Wed 12 - pm
Garden: - all year Sat to Wed (except 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan)
Ham House & Garden
Ham Street Ham Richmond upon Thames TW10 7RS
020 8940 1950
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