Fulham Palace Throws Edwardian Garden Party

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Fulham Palace Edwardian Garden Party

Sunday June 16, 1pm - 4pm

The Bishops of London were well known for holding garden parties at Fulham Palace, and we are continuing the tradition with a day of family fun!

  • take part in our teddy bears picnic and garden games
  • listen to a ragtime band and tales from a storyteller
  • face painting
  • witness the wonder of the camera obscura
  • join in fun craft activities – why not make a bishops mitre?
  • follow the tree trail around the garden

Free, no booking needed, all ages welcome, takes place in the gardens.  A lovely way to celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family.

River Foreshore Archaeology Walk with Thames Explorer Trust

Sunday June 30, 2pm - 4pm

Join Thames Explorer Trust for some ‘mudlarking’ on the Thames Foreshore to discover what archaeological remains can found there, such as pottery, smoking pipes, tiles and Victorian drain pipes. The walk will be led by an experienced member of staff from the Thames Explorer Trust, who will be able to tell you something of the history of the Palace and its relationship to the river as well as help identify anything you may find.

The foreshore is muddy, so wear walking boots or wellingtons as footing can be slippery.  The walk will last between 1.5 and 2 hours and starts from Fulham Palace’s Tudor Courtyard by the fountain.

Adults £8, children £5, payable on the day. To book email foreshore-walks@thames-explorer.org.uk or call 0208 742 0057.

Please note, the foreshore steps are steep and inaccessible for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs.

Historical Tours

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.

Regular tours take place on the second and fourth Sunday and third Tuesday of the summer months.

Upcoming dates are:

Tuesday June 18

Sunday June 23

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 date:

  • Saturday, 22 June

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

Bishop’s Park Tours 

If you are interested in the history of Bishop’s Park, join a new monthly guided walk of Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace. This month's walk will be on Saturday July 13.

Tours are free and booking is not required.
Meet 2pm at the Putney Bridge Entrance to Bishops Park.

June 13, 2013