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Tuesday 9th July 2024 

Visit to Ham House and Gardens

Ham House was originally built in 1610 and was leased from King Charles I in 1626 by William Murray, who transformed it into the stately home which it is today, largely unaltered over the past three centuries. It is a rare example of one of the great Stuart houses.

Some of the delights to be sampled include the Great Hall, the Great Staircase, the upstairs Drawing Room, Long Gallery and Green closet and the Marble Dining Room. The walls are hung with an extensive collection of family portraits.
Ham House is home to an atmospheric 17th century walled garden on the banks of the River Thames as it winds its way through Richmond. After coffee on arrival, you will be free to visit the House (no conducted tours, but there is an excellent Guidebook). Lunch in the Orangery café is served from 12 midday. At 2pm there will be a guided tour of the gardens (£5 extra).
Nearby attractions to which you can walk include The Palm Centre, immediately adjacent, the Richmond Thames Tow Path and Petersham Nurseries, about 15 minutes’ walk, a ‘Tranquil oasis and seed bed of inspiration’.

£32.00 Members
£37.00 Non-members
£5.00 extra for garden tour (bookable)
Refreshments: NOT included, but the Orangery cafeteria is available on site.
Accessibility: Only the ground floor is accessible for visitors with who have difficulty negotiating stairs. There is an accessible route through the gardens.

10.00 Basingstoke
10.15 Hook
10.30 Hartley Wintney
16.00 Leave Ham House
[Please Bring NT membership cards - otherwise entrance fee £15.40 is payable]

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