Ham House

Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames: Hours, Address, Ham House Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Splendidly preserved 17th-century house and gardens.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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ajerseypatron
London, UK21 contributions
A pleasant escape that could have been outstanding with better communication and food options
May 2021
Lovely visit over the beautiful and sunny bank holiday weekend. Not terribly jammed with visitors, which was excellent. There were many wonderful, quiet places in the gardens where people were just sitting and enjoying the surroundings.

Two tips for visitors, though. First, keep in mind the entire house is still not open. We really wanted to see the stairway and upstairs (Queen's bedroom and its scagliola in particular), but due to the Government's one-way restrictions, it was not safely possible. I don't fault the property, but I wish I had known in advance.

Second (and this is a pretty big one for anyone with serious food allergies), bring your own food if you want to have a meal there. Unfortunately, there were no vegan options (which are useful for someone with a dairy allergy), so all I could have was a beverage, piece of fruit, or mango sorbet. The young man at the counter was very sweet despite the sad situation. My advice to the National Trust is to do a bit better with dietary options for visitors. You're missing out on a money maker!

Finally, as for parking, we were wary of the warnings of the potholes in the free Ham St parking lot close to the river and instead parked quite a distance away in another free municipal lot. There are no signs, but it was definitely free. It was also near a sweet little park, so we didn't mind the walk.

We will probably go back once the whole house is open. Next time, we'll bring our own food.
Written June 1, 2021
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Emily
London, UK53 contributions
Pleasant Visit.
May 2021 • Solo
Pleasant Visit. Was able the freely wander tha gardens and view the ground floor of the house; I intend to return to view the rest.
Volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable.
Great place to live eat my picnic!
Only problem was other guest who had no respect for the current regulations.
Unfortunately no suitable Gluten Free options available in café, only the prepacked brownie that seems to be standard in National Trust properties.
Written May 30, 2021
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Edward J
London, UK1,365 contributions
First Time
May 2021 • Couples
A new National trust property on my list to visit. This house was built in the 1600 and was a gift from the King Charles 1 ,there’s gardens to wonder around and a cafeteria to have lunch. The house had the ground floor open to wonder around and it’s very dark inside and takes you back to the past.
If you are disabled the facilities are very good and you can email the house for a disabled parking bay this I would recommend as the car park is a distance away. A very enjoyable visit to an amazing house.
Written May 27, 2021
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hilary d
London, UK387 contributions
Ham House Gardens 31.3.21
Mar 2021
I had come to Richmond for the day from North London and was walking past when Iwas told I ould visit the gardens for £5,without booking in advance(A rare event in these strange times!).Im so glad I did,the gardens are lovely,and tranquil(like to get away from the crowds!)
Written May 11, 2021
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Sylvia G
4 contributions
Awesome place
May 2021
Awesome place. There are hidden gems everywhere in this place. Cannot wait to revisit. The little cafe is great for an afternoon tea and the staff there was incredibly accomodating.
Written May 2, 2021
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Ivor M
London, UK546 contributions
A Lovely Afternoon
Mar 2021
I visited with friends once the limited relaxation allowed for such. The house remains closed but you can see it outside. The gardens are so lovely and distinct of the era of the house. Tea and cake. A lovely afternoon.
Written April 24, 2021
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Michaela K
2,061 contributions
Lovely house and gardens
Apr 2021 • Couples
Visited the garden, it was very nice to walk around, a cafe and toilets are available also and it's only a short walk to the river themes which is lovely to walk along to too
Written April 11, 2021
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Ian C
122 contributions
Historic gardens in autumn
Nov 2020
We visited the gardens as part of a trip that also included Marble Hill House and Orleans House on the other side of the River Thames. Unfortunately the house itself was closed due to the lockdown, but the gardens were enjoyable to explore, even in autumn, and we had a takeaway lunch from the cafe.

If you can, however, avoid a weekend. We went on a Saturday - the gardens themselves were fine, but parking was a little difficult as there was some event on nearby. It is also enjoyable to walk along the river itself.
Written November 28, 2020
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Domi
London, UK619 contributions
Beautifiul
Oct 2020
Beautiful house and garden. Very well organised for COVID. Nice cafe inside, as well as nice little shop. Loved the visit and cannot wait to be back. Worth combining with a river walk.
Written October 24, 2020
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Moyra J
London, UK64 contributions
Beautiful house and grounds
Oct 2020 • Friends
Lovely house and cafe. The viewing of the house was well and safely organised. Can recommend it. Even the statues were wearing face masks!
Written October 23, 2020
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