Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Baskets, bowls & pumpkins - a 17th Century House in London

Our recent trip to London included a visit to the remarkable Ham House, a NT property near Richmond, London. We arrived on foot, taking the train to Richmond, then walking along the Thames as far as Ham.

Very little has changed about this house since the 17th century. It was one of the grandest Stuart houses of its day. You can read all about its history here.

Ham House, London
Ham House boasts a wonderful collection of period furniture and textiles, not to mention this stunning staircase.

Carved staircase

Below stairs was particularly interesting in having many of the everyday objects of the period.

1 comment:

  1. This is just the sort of place I would love to visit - I even have some of those wooden butter pat thingys myself - and it's good to know of somewhere else to go in London, other than the usual culprits, so one to remember! Nice to read about the American museum too .... as I never managed to visit when I thought it might be poss a few weeks ago. Ah well .... xCathy