What's On at Fulham Palace in November

Talks and tours, drop-in days for kids and a visit from Santa

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Mon 4 November, 2pm -3pm~
Head Gardener’s Tour of the Walled Garden

Find out about the Walled Garden's first year as a restored vegetable garden and the future plans in this walk led by Acting Head Gardener Lindsay Schuman. £8/£5 concessions/£1 discount for Fulham Palace volunteers. To book, call 020 7736 3233, option 4, or email reception@fulhampalace.org.

Sun 17 November, 2pm -3.30pm
Museum Drop-In

During this Victorian themed family drop-in, try on period costume, handle artefacts and learn about the history of Fulham Palace. Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mon 18 November, 2pm-3.30pm
The Natural History Museum’s Historic Botany Collections

A talk by Dr Mark Spencer, Senior Curator of the British and Irish Herbariums at The Natural History Museum, about their historic botany collection.

Dr Mark Spencer curator at the Natural History Museum

£8/£5 concessions/£1 discount for Fulham Palace volunteers; booking recommended. To book, call 020 7736 3233, option 4, or email reception@fulhampalace.org.This event takes place in the Jessie Mylne Education Centre

Wed 20 November, 6pm
The Fulham Palace Garden Master Plan

Landscape Architect Dominic Cole is the first speaker in Fulham Palace's second Head Gardeners Lecture Series. During the lecture, Dominic will discuss the master plan he has developed in partnership with the Landscape Agency for the Fulham Palace site.

£8/£5 concessions/£1 discount for Fulham Palace volunteers; booking recommended.To book, call 020 7736 3233, option 4, or email reception@fulhampalace.org.This event takes place in the Jessie Mylne Education Centre

Kids in Museums

Fri 22 November, 11am -2pm
Kids in Museums Take Over Day

For one day only, Year 5 from Langford Primary School will take over the running of Fulham Palace. The Museum will be open to the public for this very special occasion, so come and see what these 9 and 10 year olds get up to! Free; no booking necessary.

Tue 26 November, 2pm -2.45pm
The Fulham Palace Murals

The murals in the Fulham Palace Chapel were created 60 years ago. Come along to this free talk given by curator, Miranda Poliakoff, and find out more about their history.

Free, but booking is essential.To book, call 020 7736 3233, option 4, or email reception@fulhampalace.org.This event takes place in the Chapel.

Sat 30 November, 10am-5pm
Father Christmas is visiting Fulham Palace!

Bring the kids along to meet Santa and receive a festive gift in one of the Palace's historic rooms, fully decorated for the holidays.  Send letters to the elves at the North Pole via the Christmas Post Box – to make sure your gift order gets through in time!

£10 per child; booking essential. Booking is via the Lyric Hammersmith's. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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:

November  6, 10, 19, 24

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:

November 17

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