quarterly Ham House is a National Trust 17th Century stately home on the banks of the River Thames near Richmond. It is unique as it is one of the few remaining examples of 17th Century fashion and taste still intact in Europe.
Granted to William Murrey the former “whipping boy” for the future King Charles I when he came to the throne. During the English Civil war Murrey left for Europe in exile leaving his daughter Elizabeth to look after the house. She managed to protect the house and contents from Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentary army and many rooms remain unchanged since 1670’s.
Magnificient tapestries, art works and the “green closet” contains the largest collection of miniature paintings held by one family in one place.
Owned by The National Trust, the gardens have been restored to their former glory and is a peaceful setting as is the cafe garden at “The Orangery”
Ham House on film
This grand house has been used for various film and tv locations :
Jane Austins Sense and Sensibility 2008 tv mini series
Kensington Palace in the 2009 film The Young Victoria
Hailsham Boarding School in Never Let Me Go starring Keira Knightley in 2010
Russia in the 2012 film Anna Karenina
The gardeners house in A little Chaos with Alan Rickman + Kate Winslet
Visit Ham House on a half day Royal Deer Park Bike Tour offered Wednesdays or request a date to suit for your group.