Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace Historical Palace with a museum, courtyard, botanic garden (including walled garden) and café. Entry is free. Registered charity no. 1140088 The site of Fulham Palace was occupied during the Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman periods, probably because of its location next to an important Thames crossing.
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From medieval times or earlier the site was encircled by the longest domestic moat in England. You can still see part of the moat as you enter across the bridge at the main entrance of the site. Since 704 AD Fulham Palace has been the property of the Bishops of London. Each Bishop made their own mark on the Palace, from making changes to the building to planting one of the first botanic gardens in

From medieval times or earlier the site was encircled by the longest domestic moat in England. You can still see part of the moat as you enter across the bridge at the main entrance of the site. Since 704 AD Fulham Palace has been the property of the Bishops of London. Each Bishop made their own mark on the Palace, from making changes to the building to planting one of the first botanic gardens in

Operating as usual

#Caturday kohlrabi - Palace cat Edmund on guard with some baby brassicas. We sell seedlings, flowers and organically-gro...
12/06/2021

#Caturday kohlrabi - Palace cat Edmund on guard with some baby brassicas. We sell seedlings, flowers and organically-grown fruit, veg and homemade preserves on our market barrow in the walled garden from Tuesday-Saturday, 11-15.00!

#Caturday kohlrabi - Palace cat Edmund on guard with some baby brassicas. We sell seedlings, flowers and organically-grown fruit, veg and homemade preserves on our market barrow in the walled garden from Tuesday-Saturday, 11-15.00!

Category is: white flowers on bricks 🌼🧱As seen on: the chapel courtyard, walled garden and window under the Porteus libr...
11/06/2021

Category is: white flowers on bricks 🌼🧱

As seen on: the chapel courtyard, walled garden and window under the Porteus library 🌼🧱

Happy Friday!

We can't thank you enough for your generosity to our wisteria arch appeal! As of today, we are 87.5% of the way to raisi...
10/06/2021

We can't thank you enough for your generosity to our wisteria arch appeal! As of today, we are 87.5% of the way to raising £20,000, which means we only need £2,500 left to build new supports for the knot garden's beloved 200 year old wisteria vine 🥳💜

If you're able to make a donation, please do so by following the link below:
https://www.fulhampalace.org/support-us/current-campaigns/wisteria-arch-appeal/

If you're visiting us, our lovely volunteers will be at the walled garden desk every day to chat with you about the project until it closes this Sunday evening! 💜😍

We can't thank you enough for your generosity to our wisteria arch appeal! As of today, we are 87.5% of the way to raising £20,000, which means we only need £2,500 left to build new supports for the knot garden's beloved 200 year old wisteria vine 🥳💜

If you're able to make a donation, please do so by following the link below:
https://www.fulhampalace.org/support-us/current-campaigns/wisteria-arch-appeal/

If you're visiting us, our lovely volunteers will be at the walled garden desk every day to chat with you about the project until it closes this Sunday evening! 💜😍

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are seeking a front of house supervisor who enjoys working with our visitor...
09/06/2021

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are seeking a front of house supervisor who enjoys working with our visitors and volunteers to make the visitor experience at the Palace great!

Are you a proactive, organised individual with excellent communication and customer service skills? Previous reception/front of house experience in a heritage or museum setting and knowledge of the local area are desirable though not essential.

https://www.fulhampalace.org/get-involved/vacancies/

Closing date: 12.00, Tuesday 15 June

Interviews: will take place on Friday 18 June

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are seeking a front of house supervisor who enjoys working with our visitors and volunteers to make the visitor experience at the Palace great!

Are you a proactive, organised individual with excellent communication and customer service skills? Previous reception/front of house experience in a heritage or museum setting and knowledge of the local area are desirable though not essential.

https://www.fulhampalace.org/get-involved/vacancies/

Closing date: 12.00, Tuesday 15 June

Interviews: will take place on Friday 18 June

As we look forward to reopening the museum on 23 June, we’re also gradually reopening our volunteer recruitment process,...
06/06/2021

As we look forward to reopening the museum on 23 June, we’re also gradually reopening our volunteer recruitment process, looking for more amazing volunteers to join us. We’ll be listing opportunities on our website in the coming months;
https://www.fulhampalace.org/get-involved/volunteer-at-fulham-palace/

#VolunteersWeek

As we look forward to reopening the museum on 23 June, we’re also gradually reopening our volunteer recruitment process, looking for more amazing volunteers to join us. We’ll be listing opportunities on our website in the coming months;
https://www.fulhampalace.org/get-involved/volunteer-at-fulham-palace/

#VolunteersWeek

#Caturday again? Sign us up for one spot on this bench, please. Is this seat taken? 😹(Did you know Edmund the #PalaceCat...
05/06/2021

#Caturday again? Sign us up for one spot on this bench, please. Is this seat taken? 😹

(Did you know Edmund the #PalaceCat has his own book? It's paws-itively delightful: https://tinyurl.com/fh254ws )

#Caturday again? Sign us up for one spot on this bench, please. Is this seat taken? 😹

(Did you know Edmund the #PalaceCat has his own book? It's paws-itively delightful: https://tinyurl.com/fh254ws )

It's #VolunteersWeek and we'd like to shout out our fantastic team of over 300 volunteers! Volunteers are involved in ev...
04/06/2021

It's #VolunteersWeek and we'd like to shout out our fantastic team of over 300 volunteers! Volunteers are involved in every aspect of Palace life. From welcoming visitors to green woodworking, gardening to beekeeping, tour guiding to playing the grand piano in our historic rooms, our volunteers are the real lifeblood of the Palace ❤️ Thank you for all that you do!

Looking for some half-term-digging-in-the-dirt fun? 🌱There are two tickets left for our Little Green Fingers gardening w...
04/06/2021

Looking for some half-term-digging-in-the-dirt fun? 🌱There are two tickets left for our Little Green Fingers gardening workshop at 10.30-12.00 tomorrow, Saturday 5 June!

Kids will get a chance to sow, plant, care for and harvest in our beautiful walled garden. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanying adult free (we can only allow one adult per child due to social distancing measures). Book tickets here: https://fulhampalace.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/9922?catID=32788

Looking for some half-term-digging-in-the-dirt fun? 🌱There are two tickets left for our Little Green Fingers gardening workshop at 10.30-12.00 tomorrow, Saturday 5 June!

Kids will get a chance to sow, plant, care for and harvest in our beautiful walled garden. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanying adult free (we can only allow one adult per child due to social distancing measures). Book tickets here: https://fulhampalace.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/9922?catID=32788

We are 75% of the way to raising our target of £20,000 for new wisteria supports to keep our beloved knot garden wisteri...
03/06/2021

We are 75% of the way to raising our target of £20,000 for new wisteria supports to keep our beloved knot garden wisteria strong for another 200 years! 😍💜 You can donate here: https://tinyurl.com/9heas92u
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! #wisteriahysteria

We are 75% of the way to raising our target of £20,000 for new wisteria supports to keep our beloved knot garden wisteria strong for another 200 years! 😍💜 You can donate here: https://tinyurl.com/9heas92u
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! #wisteriahysteria

We are so excited to announce that our museum, historic rooms and shop will reopen on Wednesday 23 June!Our new opening ...
02/06/2021

We are so excited to announce that our museum, historic rooms and shop will reopen on Wednesday 23 June!

Our new opening hours will be Wednesday -Sunday from 10.00-17.00 (last entry at 16.30). Entry will be free as always, with a pre-booked ticket to manage numbers and ensure everyone's safety. You can pre-book your free visiting time slot here: https://tinyurl.com/7pykj2ad

We can't wait to welcome you back inside! 😍🥳🤩

We are so excited to announce that our museum, historic rooms and shop will reopen on Wednesday 23 June!

Our new opening hours will be Wednesday -Sunday from 10.00-17.00 (last entry at 16.30). Entry will be free as always, with a pre-booked ticket to manage numbers and ensure everyone's safety. You can pre-book your free visiting time slot here: https://tinyurl.com/7pykj2ad

We can't wait to welcome you back inside! 😍🥳🤩

Time for a behind the scenes blog! Collections care volunteers Emanuele Casafredda and Ava Salzer dive deep into the his...
01/06/2021

Time for a behind the scenes blog! Collections care volunteers Emanuele Casafredda and Ava Salzer dive deep into the history and mystery of 153 wallpaper fragments and what they tell us about the Palace's design: https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/the-mystery-of-the-great-hall-void-wallpaper/

Time for a behind the scenes blog! Collections care volunteers Emanuele Casafredda and Ava Salzer dive deep into the history and mystery of 153 wallpaper fragments and what they tell us about the Palace's design: https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/the-mystery-of-the-great-hall-void-wallpaper/

There are still a few tickets left for our outdoor theatre next Sunday afternoon, 6 June. The Further Adventures of Dr D...
30/05/2021

There are still a few tickets left for our outdoor theatre next Sunday afternoon, 6 June. The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle, by Illyria 🤩 🎟️Book your tickets and pack your picnic, you'll be in for an adventure: https://tinyurl.com/yeab67ac

There are still a few tickets left for our outdoor theatre next Sunday afternoon, 6 June. The Further Adventures of Dr Dolittle, by Illyria 🤩 🎟️Book your tickets and pack your picnic, you'll be in for an adventure: https://tinyurl.com/yeab67ac

Is there a better #Caturday than a sunny one on a #BankHolidayWeekend ? Palace cat Edmund doesn't think so 😸💤Our botanic...
29/05/2021

Is there a better #Caturday than a sunny one on a #BankHolidayWeekend ? Palace cat Edmund doesn't think so 😸💤
Our botanic garden is open free of charge from dawn until 18.00 all weekend so we hope you find time to visit!

Is there a better #Caturday than a sunny one on a #BankHolidayWeekend ? Palace cat Edmund doesn't think so 😸💤
Our botanic garden is open free of charge from dawn until 18.00 all weekend so we hope you find time to visit!

We present to you the top ten facts about our knot garden wisteria and why the Palace needs your help to secure the futu...
25/05/2021

We present to you the top ten facts about our knot garden wisteria and why the Palace needs your help to secure the future of our beloved 200 year old specimen: https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/support-our-wisteria/ 💜
You can donate to our wisteria appeal here: https://tinyurl.com/9heas92u 💜

We present to you the top ten facts about our knot garden wisteria and why the Palace needs your help to secure the future of our beloved 200 year old specimen: https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/support-our-wisteria/ 💜
You can donate to our wisteria appeal here: https://tinyurl.com/9heas92u 💜

A view from within our medieval moat, showing off the wide and wild range of biodiversity within it. It may look wild an...
24/05/2021

A view from within our medieval moat, showing off the wide and wild range of biodiversity within it. It may look wild and unkempt, but that's kind of the point!

Creeping thistles (Cirsium arvense) offer pollinators a great source of food. A dormant seed bank of dittander (Lepidium latifolium) sprung up when the moat was excavated in 2011. Wild mullein (Verbascum nigrum) grows here, too, as one of only five sites in London with a permanent population north of the Thames. The common calamint (Clinopodium ascendens) is, in contrast to its name, actually quite rare, so it springing up is a sign that biodiversity in the moat is moving in the right direction.

These signs of plant life indicate that our moat management is working towards our goal of developing the area into a more diverse habitat, in which many species of animals and plants can thrive alongside each other!

You can read about our lawn management in garden apprentice Matt Weston's latest plant of the month blog: https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/plant-of-the-month-may-2021/

A view from within our medieval moat, showing off the wide and wild range of biodiversity within it. It may look wild and unkempt, but that's kind of the point!

Creeping thistles (Cirsium arvense) offer pollinators a great source of food. A dormant seed bank of dittander (Lepidium latifolium) sprung up when the moat was excavated in 2011. Wild mullein (Verbascum nigrum) grows here, too, as one of only five sites in London with a permanent population north of the Thames. The common calamint (Clinopodium ascendens) is, in contrast to its name, actually quite rare, so it springing up is a sign that biodiversity in the moat is moving in the right direction.

These signs of plant life indicate that our moat management is working towards our goal of developing the area into a more diverse habitat, in which many species of animals and plants can thrive alongside each other!

You can read about our lawn management in garden apprentice Matt Weston's latest plant of the month blog: https://www.fulhampalace.org/news/plant-of-the-month-may-2021/

Happy #Caturday from senior gardener Pete and Palace cat Edmund! Here they are posing in front of Pete's pond in the kno...
22/05/2021

Happy #Caturday from senior gardener Pete and Palace cat Edmund! Here they are posing in front of Pete's pond in the knot garden (with steps to allow frog access). Peep that glorious 200 year old wisteria vine, too! 😻💜

Happy #Caturday from senior gardener Pete and Palace cat Edmund! Here they are posing in front of Pete's pond in the knot garden (with steps to allow frog access). Peep that glorious 200 year old wisteria vine, too! 😻💜

We're halfway there! 😍💜We have raised £10,000 to provide new steel hoop supports for our 200-year old wisteria vine. Let...
17/05/2021

We're halfway there! 😍💜

We have raised £10,000 to provide new steel hoop supports for our 200-year old wisteria vine. Let's keep the momentum going to reach our goal of £20,000 - donate here: www.fulhampalace.org/wisteria

Thank you to everyone who has donated! Every little helps, from pennies to pounds, to sponsoring a whole wisteria hoop.

We're halfway there! 😍💜

We have raised £10,000 to provide new steel hoop supports for our 200-year old wisteria vine. Let's keep the momentum going to reach our goal of £20,000 - donate here: www.fulhampalace.org/wisteria

Thank you to everyone who has donated! Every little helps, from pennies to pounds, to sponsoring a whole wisteria hoop.

Ah, #Caturday - the perfect time to sit in the bluebells and contemplate life. Join Palace cat Edmund in the garden toda...
15/05/2021

Ah, #Caturday - the perfect time to sit in the bluebells and contemplate life. Join Palace cat Edmund in the garden today from dawn until 18.30 😸 (Don't forget to pop by our market barrow in the walled garden between 11.00 and 15.00 for fresh flowers and produce!)

Ah, #Caturday - the perfect time to sit in the bluebells and contemplate life. Join Palace cat Edmund in the garden today from dawn until 18.30 😸 (Don't forget to pop by our market barrow in the walled garden between 11.00 and 15.00 for fresh flowers and produce!)

Join community archaeologist Alexis Haslam as he explores the fascinating Roman, Saxon and Viking history of Fulham in h...
13/05/2021

Join community archaeologist Alexis Haslam as he explores the fascinating Roman, Saxon and Viking history of Fulham in his next online lecture on Wednesday 19 May!
Book your ticket below:
https://tinyurl.com/4zcjda5b

Join community archaeologist Alexis Haslam as he explores the fascinating Roman, Saxon and Viking history of Fulham in his next online lecture on Wednesday 19 May!
Book your ticket below:
https://tinyurl.com/4zcjda5b

We are currently looking for a non-executive chair to continue the excellent work of Mariana Spater, outgoing chair. It ...
13/05/2021

We are currently looking for a non-executive chair to continue the excellent work of Mariana Spater, outgoing chair. It has been an extraordinary and challenging year due to the pandemic, but there is great potential for the Trust to continue its engaging and innovative work.

You should be passionate about heritage and the Trust’s work to involve people in history and horticulture. You should have good business and financial acumen, be a strategic thinker, well networked in your area of expertise, a great communicator and able to develop strong working relationships with trustees, staff and external stakeholders. Given the continued economic turbulence you should be resilient and able to cope with further challenges.

Fulham Palace Trust welcomes a wide range of applicants and those that can actively support the Trust’s ambition to make Fulham Palace a destination for a more diverse visitor cohort.

This is an exciting opportunity to put your considerable skills to use and to play an important role in the future of Fulham Palace. To find out more about the role and to apply, please follow this link:
https://www.fulhampalace.org/get-involved/vacancies/

Closing date: 9.00 on Tuesday 8 June 2021

We are currently looking for a non-executive chair to continue the excellent work of Mariana Spater, outgoing chair. It has been an extraordinary and challenging year due to the pandemic, but there is great potential for the Trust to continue its engaging and innovative work.

You should be passionate about heritage and the Trust’s work to involve people in history and horticulture. You should have good business and financial acumen, be a strategic thinker, well networked in your area of expertise, a great communicator and able to develop strong working relationships with trustees, staff and external stakeholders. Given the continued economic turbulence you should be resilient and able to cope with further challenges.

Fulham Palace Trust welcomes a wide range of applicants and those that can actively support the Trust’s ambition to make Fulham Palace a destination for a more diverse visitor cohort.

This is an exciting opportunity to put your considerable skills to use and to play an important role in the future of Fulham Palace. To find out more about the role and to apply, please follow this link:
https://www.fulhampalace.org/get-involved/vacancies/

Closing date: 9.00 on Tuesday 8 June 2021

We are currently looking for a non-executive chair to continue the excellent work of Mariana Spater, outgoing chair. It ...
12/05/2021

We are currently looking for a non-executive chair to continue the excellent work of Mariana Spater, outgoing chair. It has been an extraordinary and challenging year due to the pandemic, but there is great potential for the Trust to continue its engaging and innovative work.

You should be passionate about heritage and the Trust’s work to involve people in history and horticulture. You should have good business and financial acumen, be a strategic thinker, well networked in your area of expertise, a great communicator and able to develop strong working relationships with trustees, staff and external stakeholders. Given the continued economic turbulence you should be resilient and able to cope with further challenges.

Fulham Palace Trust welcomes a wide range of applicants and those that can actively support the Trust’s ambition to make Fulham Palace a destination for a more diverse visitor cohort.

This is an exciting opportunity to put your considerable skills to use and to play an important role in the future of Fulham Palace. To find out more about the role and to apply, please follow this link:
https://www.fulhampalace.org/get-involved/vacancies/

Closing date: 9.00 on Tuesday 8 June 2021

We are currently looking for a non-executive chair to continue the excellent work of Mariana Spater, outgoing chair. It has been an extraordinary and challenging year due to the pandemic, but there is great potential for the Trust to continue its engaging and innovative work.

You should be passionate about heritage and the Trust’s work to involve people in history and horticulture. You should have good business and financial acumen, be a strategic thinker, well networked in your area of expertise, a great communicator and able to develop strong working relationships with trustees, staff and external stakeholders. Given the continued economic turbulence you should be resilient and able to cope with further challenges.

Fulham Palace Trust welcomes a wide range of applicants and those that can actively support the Trust’s ambition to make Fulham Palace a destination for a more diverse visitor cohort.

This is an exciting opportunity to put your considerable skills to use and to play an important role in the future of Fulham Palace. To find out more about the role and to apply, please follow this link:
https://www.fulhampalace.org/get-involved/vacancies/

Closing date: 9.00 on Tuesday 8 June 2021

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Fulham Palace, Bishops Park, Bishops Ave
London
SW6 6EA

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 6pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6pm
Friday 6:30am - 6pm
Saturday 6:30am - 6pm
Sunday 6am - 6pm

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The site of Fulham Palace was occupied during the Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman periods, probably because of its location next to an important Thames crossing. From medieval times or earlier the site was encircled by the longest domestic moat in England. You can still see part of the moat as you enter across the bridge at the main entrance of the site.

Since 704 AD Fulham Palace has been the property of the Bishops of London. Each Bishop made their own mark on the Palace, from making changes to the building to planting one of the first botanic gardens in London. The last Bishop of London to live at the Palace moved out in 1973.

Today Fulham Palace is run by Fulham Palace Trust, a registered charity, established in 2011.

There is a wealth of things to see and do; explore our historic rooms, find our more about the Palace’s past in the museum, have lunch in the drawing room café or relax in the beautiful walled garden.

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Magnolia looking great yesterday. Palace quite busy cafe open for drinks and paninis etc. Take a blanket and sit on the grass, as seats limited.
Summer is coming and so are our popular summer beach trips (YAY!). We are looking forward to the beach and you can too. More information about our dates and destinations can be found here: https://www.communitydaysout.co.uk/beach-day-trips-2021 To book/reserve your seats please visit: https://www.communitydaysout.co.uk/booking-form-summer-beach-2021 Last summer we were delighted to visit our favourite UK beaches with a reduced coach seat capacity. Should the government enforce lockdown rules where we (community days out) will have to cancel; we will refund you in full. We can’t wait to see you all and make more forever memories.
Very pleased with my beautiful Fulham Palace bouquet from the Walled Garden.
today (Nov 1st) we visited Fulham Palace with Brixworth U3A what a wonderful place .we were made very welcome from our arrival , Through two informative guides Lee and Chantal our group learnt the history and essence of the place . I could not recommend it more highly to other visitors .Well done Fulham Palace sterling job and thank you
The gardens come to life!
Oh my goodness the chocolate fudge cake in Fulham Palace cafe is delicious! And #vegan
One of the best places in London.
Do you need volunteers for the dig? I have a keen interest in archeology and would love the opportunity to go on a dig even if it is finds washing.