What's On in November at Fulham Palace

Events for adults and families plus tours and garden walks

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November is another busy month at Fulham Palace, with events for adults and families, plus palace tours and garden walks.  Here is the schedule for the month.

For adults:

Fri Nov 9, 9:30am-10:30am - Weekly Pilates Classes

Qualified Pilates instructor Michael Sinclair is running a regular nine week course from October - December.  Ideal for men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

Nine week course fee £109.

For more information and to book your place, contact Michael directly on 07931 366496 or at: mike@fit4one.co.uk

Wed Nov 21, 6pm - Lecture Series – London Head Gardeners – Lucy Hart

Fulham Palace is launching a gardens lecture series focusing on head gardeners at London properties. The first lecture in the series takes place on Wednesday November 21 at 6pm and features the Palace's own Head Gardener, Lucy Hart. 

Lucy reflects on her first year in her role, on the fascinating and extensive history of the gardens and discusses the start of the plans for the future.

Tickets £8, concessions £5 (palace volunteers and museum associate, concessions, unwaged)
Booking is via The Lyric Hammersmith, telephone 020 8741 6850 or click here.
Location – Carriage Room, Jessie Mylne Education Centre

Sat Nov 24, 10am-1pm - Botanical Oils Workshop

Inspired by the history of the Walled Garden and its use not only as a kitchen garden but also a sensory haven filled with fragrant herbs and flowers.  Join clinical aromatherapist Tanya Moulding who will draw the garden’s botanical bounty to show you how to create two generous sized, natural products to take home; an infused, herbal culinary oil and a beautifying bath and body oil, perfect for Christmas gifts.  She will also provide recipes to take away and try in your own home.

£30 per person, booking essential, for adults only. Call 020 7751 2432 or email education@fulhampalace.org to book.

For families:

Sun Nov 18, 2pm -3:30pm - Museum drop in afternoon

Try on period costumes, handle artefacts and learn about the history of the palace.

Free, no booking needed, all ages welcome, takes place in the Fulham Palace Museum.

Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout.

Historical Tours

The Bishop moved out in 1975 and now lives near St Paul’s Cathedral. Fulham Palace consists of a Tudor manor house with Georgian additions and Victorian chapel – tours visit all areas open to the public and explore this rich history.

Tours begin outdoors with the history of the building and the gardens (weather permitting). Once inside, the group moves through the Great Hall, Victorian Chapel, Bishop Terrick Drawing and Dining Rooms, Bishop Sherlock’s Room and concludes in the two Museum rooms where permanent displays are exhibited. You can purchase a memento of your visit at the Museum shop.

Upcoming dates are: Sunday November 11, Tuesday November 20, Sunday November 25 and Sunday December 9.

Tickets £5 per person (Associates and accompanied children free), booking is not required.
Meet 2pm in the museum.

Garden Walks

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.

Upcoming dates are:  Saturday November 17 and Sunday December 2.

Tickets £5 per person (Associates and accompanied children free), booking is not required.
Meet 2pm in the museum.


November 5, 2012