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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.

Book Now for Events in July:

Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6, 7.30pm

Jazz at Fulham Palace

Celebrate 25 years of jazz at the 606 Club on this weekend of fabulous entertainment hosted on the main lawn of Fulham Palace. Bring your friends, find a spot on the lawn and dance the night away under the stars.

Tickets £15. Booking is via The Lyric Hammersmith, telephone 020 8741 6850 or click here.
Please note – seating is not provided.

Friday, July 5
Manteca featuring Martha Acosta

This vibrant 8-piece salsa band, formed by famed Colombian singer Martha Acosta, has been “salsa-ing” across the UK and Europe for over 7 years now. Martha drives the band along with her searing Latin vocals and powerhouse personality. Ably supported by some of the finest Latin musicians on the scene this is undoubtedly one of the best salsa bands working the scene today.

Saturday, July 6
Ronnie Scott’s Allstars, directed by James Pearson

The 606 Club and Ronnie Scott’s Club have a long history of co-operation, dating back to when Ronnie Scott, used to frequent the Club.  A great supporter and friend of the 606 Club, Ronnie and his band played the opening night in 1988 and performed again throughout the 90’s. Still in close contact, it is with great pleasure that we welcome the Ronnie Scott’s Allstars, directed by Ronnie’s resident pianist, James Pearson.  With excellent saxophonist, Alex Garnett, and featuring one of the UK’s finest vocalists and Ronnie Scott regular Polly Gibbons this will be a performance not to be missed.

Sunday July 7, 2.30pm

Outdoor Theatre: Babe – the sheep pig

A heartwarming tale of friendship, courage and determination performed outdoors in our Walled Garden.

Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair – and everyone knows what unfortunate fate awaits piglets on a farm. Adopted by Fly the sheepdog, Babe develops his own methods of herding sheep using politeness instead of barking orders, and even saves the flock from being stolen by sheep rustlers. But Farmer Hogget is a hard man to please. So when Babe is entered for the county sheep dog trials he is going to need Fly’s help, all his wits, and as much politeness as he can muster if he is going to get the sheep to co-operate, win the trials, and save his bacon.

Adults £12, child £8, under 3 £2
Booking is via The Lyric Hammersmith, telephone 020 8741 6850 or click here.
Takes place in the Walled Garden, gates open at 2pm. Please note seating is not provided, bring along a rug or a low backed chair.

Friday July 26, 7.30pm

Outdoor Theatre: As You Like It

Shakespeare’s ultimate romantic comedy, performed outdoors on our main lawn!

Four people find their perfect soulmates in the Forest of Arden. One pair leap straight into bed, another are instantly struck by each other’s beauty, the third torment each other endlessly – while the fourth enjoy a courtship that is so witty and playful that love itself is stretched to the limit. But pitted against political intrigue, multiple disguises and overwhelming cynicism, can love win through in the end…?

Adults £12, child £8, under 3 £2
Booking is via The Lyric Hammersmith, telephone 020 8741 6850 or click here.
Takes place on the main lawn, gates open at 7pm. Please note seating is not provided, bring along a rug or low backed chair.

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 date:

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 21, 2013