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Fulham Palace is a truly remarkable place. For centuries, this Grade I Listed building, situated in extensive grounds by the River Thames, was a country residence of the Bishops of London. The last bishop to live at Fulham Palace moved out in 1973, and today, Fulham Palace is managed by the Fulham Palace Trust. Fulham Palace has a wealth of things to see and do, from exploring the Museum that charts the Palace’s eventful history to having lunch in the Drawing Room Café that looks out onto the beautiful gardens, including the recently restored 18th century Walled Garden. Admission to the Palace and its gardens is free of charge (except for special tours and events).
Museum, Historic house or home
Museum and Historic Rooms:
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Monday to Thursday 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm
Monday to Thursday 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Daily from dawn until dusk.
Daily 10.15 to 16.15
The Drawing Room Café:
Daily Summer 9.00 to 17.00
Winter 10.00 to 16.00
Adults and Children: Free
Includes paintings, textiles, books and artefacts illuminating daily life of the Bishops of London, their families and local workers, in and around Fulham Palace over the centuries. Strong social history collection reflects local culture, trades and everyday life. Roman and Neolithic finds from the site.
Social History, Personalities, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Archaeology
Fulham Palace through the Great War
- 26 October 2014 — 16 April 2015 *on now
The exhibition tells the story of the Great War at Fulham Palace, the role of the Bishop of London during the national crisis and commemorate those connected with the household who died in the conflict.
At the outbreak of war in 1914, Bishop Winnington-Ingram proved an enthusiastic “recruiting sergeant”. He spent two weeks at the Western Front in 1915, staying with Field Marshal French, addressing troops at Ypres, and visiting the London Rifle Brigade. At home he faced pressure to release land for food production.
Finally in 1918 the Council took possession of the Palace Meadow for allotments and the Palace itself was occupied by the Freemasons War Hospital Number Two, run by the Red Cross. As part of the exhibition, a newly acquired album full of photographs of the Palace during this time will be on display. The album, which belonged to a nurse at the hospital, also includes original drawings and poems by the soldiers who were patients.
Sunday 12 to 4pm, Monday to Thursday 12.30-3.30pm
After 29 March, Sunday 12 to 5pm, Monday to Thursday 12.30-4.30pm
- Any age
The History of the Royal Army Chaplains' Department from 1796 to 2013
- 30 March 2015 2-3:30pm
Bishop Winnington-Ingram served as a chaplain during World War I. This illustrated talk by David Blake, Curator of the Museum of Army Chaplaincy, highlights the role of army chaplains over the last 200 years.
£8.00 per person, £5.00 concessions, £1.00 discount for Fulham Palace and Bishop’s Park volunteers.
The Royal College of Music presents Fulham Palace at Night
- 15 May 2015 7-9pm
For Museums at Night 2015 Fulham Palace are working with The Royal College of Music to put on a special site-specific evening of cultural entertainment. The talented musicians will take visitors back in time with vignette performances in the Palace's unique and beautiful settings.
The programme will feature a range of musical genres and some historical instruments. The performances will highlight some of Palace’s most intriguing stories with atmospheric pieces from the Tudor, Georgian, and Victorian eras.