Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace
Bishop's Avenue
Greater London






020 7736 3233

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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).

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home, Archaeological site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

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

Botanical gardens:
Daily from dawn until dusk.

Walled Garden:
Daily 10.15 to 16.15

The Drawing Room Café:
Daily Summer 9.00 to 17.00
Winter 10.00 to 16.00

Admission charges

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.

Collection details

Social History, Personalities, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Archaeology

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Image of nursers and patients at Fulham Palace

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.

Exhibition Open:
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

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of wisteria

Wisteria Pruning Workshop

  • 8 February 2015 1-3pm

Head Gardener, Lucy Hart, who managed the wisteria at Kew and now manages the two specimens at Fulham Palace, leads this practical workshop on getting the most out of your wisteria.

There are two large Wisteria sinensis Chinese wisteria specimens at Fulham Palace – one growing against the south face of the Palace the other trained in a grand 40metre long arc surrounding the knot garden in the Walled Garden. This iconic specimen is thought to date back to at least the 19th Century.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£20.00 per person. Free for Fulham Palace and Bishop's Park volunteers.



Photograph of parcels containing the effects of German soldiers killed in action.

The Role of the Post Office in the First World War

  • 23 February 2015 2-3:30pm

During World War One, army chaplains regularly helped soldiers read and write letters. Chris Taft, Head of Collections at The British Postal Museum & Archive, explores the variety of roles of the Post Office and the contribution it made during World War I, as well as on the commemoration of the war that still plays a role in the modern Royal Mail.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


£8.00 per person, £5.00 concessions, £1.00 discount for Fulham Palace and Bishop’s Park volunteers.



'Padre decorating the altar in his 'Church' in the line' by Tom Aitken

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.