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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
Bat Talk and Walk
- 3 September 2014 6:45-9pm
The talk will be followed by a guided walk round Fulham Palace and Bishop’s Park to learn more about these amazing creatures.
- Any age
Fulham Palace and Bishops Park Foreshore Archaeology Walk
- 14 September 2014 12-2pm
Ever wanted to investigate the archaeology on the River Thames foreshore?
Join this free guided walk along the Bishops Park foreshore led by professional archaeologist Phil Emery, learn about the stories of Fulham Palace and its relationship with the river. Find out about recent archaeological discoveries.
- Any age
- 18 September 2014 2-3pm
The gardens of Fulham Palace have a long history and are home to an array of interesting and unusual trees. They have been famous since the days of Bishop Grindal, who sent grapes to Elizabeth I, and were largely influenced by Bishop Compton, a great collector of plants.
Learn about the trees and how they came to be here, view the new vinery and hear about the progress so far and the future plans for the historic kitchen garden.
- Any age
£5.00 per person.
Watercolour: The Colours of Autumn at Fulham Palace
- 23 September 2014 1-4pm
Using the landscape surrounding Fulham Palace as inspiration, you will produce a series of watercolours during the course, as well as examine papers, pigments, colour mixing, exploring the techniques of watercolour and composition.
The class will take place outside in the gardens and in the classroom of the Jessie Mylne Education Centre.
This is a five week course running on Tuesdays from 23 September to 21 October.
£92.00, £35.00 concession, £176.00 Non-EU.
Bishops Park Tour
- 4 October 2014 2-3pm
If you are interested in the history of Bishop’s Park, join us for our new guided walk of Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace.
- Any age
Adults £5.00, children free.
Apple Day Celebratiion
- 19 October 2014 11am-3pm
Join in the family fun celebrating our apple trees and different varieties of apples with craft activities, story telling, baking competition, live music, food and drink stalls and more.
Our Walled Garden is home to 30 apple trees and we will soon be planting another 40 new trees for our orchard. Along with the family activities, you can learn about our existing trees, the new species that we are planting in the autumn, and taste apples from our trees.
Also learn about the Fulham Palace bees, which help pollinate the apple trees, and see what the bees get up to in the observation hive.
- Any age
Archaeology Half-Term Workshop
- 28 October 2014 10:30am-3:30pm
The site of Fulham Palace has been inhabited for over 5000 years! During this workshop for 8-12 year olds, learn about the work of archaeologists and the history of Vikings at Fulham Palace. Activities include examining archaeological finds, handling artefacts, trying on costume, role play activities and crafts.
£15/£5 bursary places available, booking essential.