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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Ham House

Ham House
Ranked #4 of 56 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Splendidly preserved 17th-century house and gardens.
Reviewed 10 July 2014

It might sound dismissive, but Ham house could be described as one of the National Trust's usual offerings. An interesting house with lovely grounds, friendly, helpful and knowledgable staff packaged with a cosy cafe and shop in a converted out-house. You could be in the middle of the English countryside, but it is only 8 miles from central London.

Thank molarholer
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

WE had a wonderful day at Ham House, We loved that the National Trust have made such an effort to make the house child friendly with "do touch" signs and a treasure hunt. The fruit and vegetable garden was lovely and highly educational for my tropical kids, they loved seeing colder-climate plants producing. Take the ferry over the Thames to Twickenham to make your day extra special. Read more about the area on our blog

1  Thank lost66
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Ham House is up to the usual standards of National Trust properties - excellent! The staff and volunteers were very helpful to our group of elderly people, some in wheel-chairs and others needing to use the lift to the first floor. The gardens are beautifully maintained and the staff in each room were very informative. We also enjoyed our visit to the small restaurant.

But one word of warning - if travelling by any means other than private car, ignore the sign at the entrance which appears to direct you to the house with an arrow pointing left - this refers only to the car park, whereas the house is to the right! Our party of elderly people had a long walk from our coach which dropped us at the entrance to the car park instead of driving up to the house which is in the opposite direction! I wonder whether the staff at the gate recorded the fact that we'd 'misinterpreted the sign' and perhaps it should be made clearer?

Apart from this unfortunate start to our visit it was very successful

Thank RussellAS28
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

A gorgeous house to arrive at either by boat or walking along the Thames from Richmond. I took the overground to Richmond then a lovely 30 minute walk along the Thames, very pleasant, the sight of the House from here is amazing and quite unique, I wont describe and spoil this for anyone!
Take a free tour, I went on the 'Behind the Scenes' and the information was great, we got to use all the doors and stairwells exclusively for servants and gained a little insight to their lives.
Lots of staff dotted around the various rooms who are extremely helpful with information on the Scots who had the house and the changes made over the years.
Many paintings to view as well as tapestries.
Did not get offered a guide book on arrival so no idea if they have any. I ate in the Orangery Café, delicious home cooked food with herbs and veg from gardens, service great and eat in or out, plenty seats and parasols to provide shade. Good range of items to eat, macaroni cheese, baked pots, quiche, soup and wonderful cheese scones, a good range of items for children and prices seemed reasonable.
I spent approx. 2 1/2 hours at this venue. The gardens are beautifully maintained and worth a walk around and taking a seat and relaxing in.

Thank Glasgow870
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Beautiful house and gardens, could spend an entire day in those gardens. The house was pretty, but not much information throughout the house which was a shame. The one room with good info was the room about filming done at ham house, which was very interesting. Gift shop also lovely.

1  Thank Sophie F
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