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Forty winks at Ham House

August 16, 2011

The Duchess's Bedchamber at Ham House, Surrey. ©NTPL/John Hammond

Ham House in Surrey will be hosting a series of guided tours exploring sleeping habits in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The State Bedchamber at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. ©NTPL/Dennis Gilbert

Dr Sasha Handley of Northumbria University has been researching historic sleeping patterns. She will talk about how, where and when people used to sleep in houses such as Ham.

Oak bed dated 1660 at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire. ©NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel

The tours will take place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August, at 12:15, 14:00 and 15:00. They will be open to all visitors on a first-come-first-served basis. Yawning during the tours will be actively encouraged.