Ham House – Events


PUBLIC EVENTS AT HAM HOUSE hosted by the Earl of Dysart

(Not a Complete List)

1891 May 22ndRichard Wagner Concert

1903 (?) – British Homeopathic Association – function held to promote awareness of this newly formed Association

1908 – Empire Day – the Earl of Dysart invited all the village school children with their parents to tea at Ham House

1929 – Garden Fete – in aid of the Ham Church Parochial Funds and Parish Hall

1930 – Garden Fete – in Aid of the Jubilee Funds of the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society

1930s – Open House – guided tours by volunteers around the ground floor and state rooms on the 1st floor now available on payment of a fee

1931 – Fete and Masque – in aid of the Royal Hospital Fund in Richmond

1932 – Garden Fete and XV11 Century Masque Ball – in aid of the National Library for the Blind. Featured an exhibition of lawn tennis, a fun fair and stalls and Fortune Telling. The grounds were illuminated for dancing in the evening

1935 – Grand Fete to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of George V – and held in aid of the Church Funds


EVENTS at HAM HOUSE hosted by the V&A

(not a complete list)

1958 – Music To Remember – BBC Home Service Broadcast. The London Wind Players conducted by Harry Belch played in the Great Hall

1972 onwards -Annual Season of Concerts

1981, 1983 & 1984 – Opera Italiana – Musical programmes featuring works by various composers as part of the Richmond Festival

1987 The Oldest Alliance – evening of words and music sponsored by NOVAL 600 and The Anglo -Portuguese Foundati

1988Heritage in Flowers – a festival held at Ham House to celebrate tercentenary of William & Mary

1998 – Recreation of the CIVIL WAR by local school children



Ham House and Gardens have provided a location for filming scenes used in the making of many films and documentaries

1977 – The Duel filmed in the Stable Block at Ham (Film)

1997 – Spice World starring The Spice Girls (Film)

2001 – Winning London (Film)

2002 – Lorna Doone (TV drama BBC)

2002 – Cambridge Spies (TV drama BBC)

2003 – To Kill a King (Film)

2006 – The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (TV drama BBC)

2006 – Santif (Film)

2008 – Brideshead Revisited (Film)

2008 – Sense and Sensibility (TV drama BBC)

2008 – Little Dorrit (TV drama)

2009 – The Young Victoria (Film)

2009 – 44 inch Chest (Film)

2009 – An Englishman in New York (Film)

2009 – Never Let Me Go (Film)

2011 – Downton Abbey Series 2 Christmas Special (TV drama ITV)

2012 – John Carter (Disney Film)

2012 – Anna Karenina (Film)

2013 – Hunderby (TV drama)

2014 – The Great Fire (TV drama)

2015 – The Scandalous Lady W (TV drama)

2015 – A Little Chaos (Film)

2017 – Victoria & Abdul (Film)


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