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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ScenerySteve
Beckington, UK475 contributions
Extensive grounds around this intriguing property
Oct 2021
Well worth a visit for its grounds and gardens alone. Sitting on the banks of the Thames this is a house in the grand style. Lovely cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Free car park at the end of the road, where it meets the river.
Written October 14, 2021
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SolihullRichard
Dorridge, UK724 contributions
Pleasant house and grounds next to the Thames
Oct 2021
One of the few National Trust properties we visited over a week that still had a good garden display, to supplement the tour of an interesting period property. Small car parking with a good walk up to the house (some disabled parking outside) with a larger car park alongside the Thames.
Written October 11, 2021
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PhilipLJackson
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK106 contributions
Enjoyable afternoon.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very helpful staff, particularly lady who arranged for a disabled parking space for us at short notice.

House was open and many rooms accessible.

Cafe very good.

Excellent day out.
Written September 25, 2021
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Nicola D
Hessle, UK2,964 contributions
Attractive gardens
Sep 2021
There is lots of parking on the road nearby or a paid car park by the river. There is disabled parking at the house. We were so disappointed to discover on arrival that the house was closed on that Monday (no mention on the website). Had we known we could have visited on another day later in the week. But we were only on holiday for a few days, living 200 miles away. However the gardens are spectacular and well worth a visit.

We booked a garden tour for 11am. We met at the allotted time and eventually were told that it was cancelled as the volunteer had not turned up! We were offered 1pm instead. We were reassured that we could come back in later so went off for lunch and a walk along the canal towards Richmond.

We returned later and Rosalind was our tour guide. She was an excellent guide, however quite softly spoken so we could not always hear her due to the noisy planes passing overhead! Her knowledge of the history of the gardens was exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. She pointed out things that we had not even noticed when looking around by ourselves! Thank you Rosalind.

It was a bonus that the gardeners were cutting the lavender and the bunches were free to take!
Written September 21, 2021
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Michael A
Nassau, New Providence Island1,171 contributions
Worth a visit if you're in Richmond.
Aug 2021
Ham House is worth a visit if you're in the Richmond area. The Ham House gardens are especially beautiful. The most notable artifacts of Ham House are the family portraits.
Written September 20, 2021
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RichardOldfield
Nottingham, United Kingdom1,117 contributions
Got potential!
Sep 2021 • Couples
I’d like to give Ham House and gardens a higher rating but unfortunately I can’t… there are parts of the garden which are nice enough, for example, the Cherry Garden which is a very nice parterre, and the kitchen garden, and clearly much of the others areas are taking shape, but are work-in-progresses. It’s good that the Trust are renovating the gardens but again, all gardens are a work-in-progress but I’d have thought Ham would be more a advanced. Ultimately there isn’t that much to see.

We did have a nice tour the gardens which was generally informative.

The house is quite dowdy, and it doesn’t take too long to go round. Some more signage and information boards or similar wouldn’t go amiss.

None of the above isn’t to say any of the staff are at fault, they were very welcoming and informative in the house itself at where you buy tickets, and for the entrance price, maybe it’s value for money but we left feeling we’d had an ok time, but we were weren’t necessarily thinking, we can’t wait to come back.

Not enough umbrellas around tables on the Orangery terrace.

I’d say, the house and garden have a great deal of potential!
Written September 8, 2021
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aimee w
Dublin, Ireland44 contributions
Hmmm.
Aug 2021 • Solo
I had been hoping to go to Ham House for a while. I finally had the time to go. It was easy to get to, though it took a bit of time. I took the tube, then the bus.
Its a lovely building , but you don't get to see that much, and it's also quite empty. I'm not sure if it really was worth the trip from London.
Written August 30, 2021
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roast-beef1
manchester20 contributions
Beautiful gardens next to The Thames
Aug 2021
Beautiful gardens next to The Thames. An interesting variety of gardens surrounding the house, well maintained by the gardeners and volunteers. The lavender garden is particularly spectacular and also the walled garden with the mix of vegetables and flowers. Tea room with plenty of outside seating area
Written August 5, 2021
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Debbie G
6 contributions
Very good
Aug 2021 • Family
Beautiful gardens, very clean and looked after.
Great day out for young and older people.
The children always enjoy the maze and exploreing the house. Cafe is a little expensive, but a good range on offer
Written August 3, 2021
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Pimlican
London, UK640 contributions
Nice day out
Jul 2021 • Business
National Trust attraction approached by a pleasant walk along the Thames from Richmond.

Sadly, the upper floors of the house (where most of the treasures are) were closed to visitors on the day we visited - a consequence of Covid restrictions. We enjoyed a short tour of the ground floor, however.

Gardens - especially the lavender gardens - were lovely.

Not one of the NT’s most spectacular houses, but nevertheless very impressive and a nice day out.
Written July 31, 2021
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