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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, Gallery, Historic house or home, Archaeological site, Garden, parklands or rural site
Museum, as of 28th April 2014:
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
Creepy Crawlies Hunt
- 23 April 2014 2-3:30pm
Over Easter, join us for a creepy crawly hunt in the Fulham Palace garden and see how many minibeasts you can find.
Wild Capital Road Show
- 5 May 2014 1-4pm
Join us for a range of activities. There is a tank of minibeasts to meet and learn about, and microscopes to discover fascinating details of nature such as compound eyes and butterfly wing scales. There are also competitions and prizes to be won!
- Any age
The War Party: Sensory Garden Journey
- 15 May 2014 6-8:30pm
Fulham Palace has partnered with a collective from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to create a sensory journey within the walls of the garden.
This year we step out to be warmed by the setting sun in a dynamic immersive theatre event within the 13-acre Fulham Palace garden. Explore intimate memories and mind-bending phenomena within the walls of the garden.
As enemy aircraft nears, find your way to the shelter of the Balloon Barrage in the final hours before the war. Experience your own darker decadence within the aristocrats’ social affairs, as conflict detonates beyond the botanicals.
For 16+, please wear comfortable shoes.
Performances at 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm.
- Not suitable for children
Thames Foreshore Wildlife Morning
- 30 May 2014 9:30-11:30am
Come mudlarking on the Thames foreshore and see what you can find. From small fish and eels to black-headed gulls and shrimp. Join Netty Ribeaux, Groundwork London’s Conservation Officer identifying the animals that live in and around the Thames.