- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Easily accessible without car
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Pet friendly
Discover the historic home of the Bishops of London at Fulham Palace. The Palace sits beside the Thames in Fulham and reflects the 1,300 years of occupation by the Bishops.
Take a stroll through 13 acres of botanic garden, with a peaceful walled garden at its centre. Admire the 500 year old holm oak and the new Compton beds, grown with varieties originally brought to the Palace in the 1700s.
Take in the building’s stunning architecture which dates back to the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian periods before you move into the museum which celebrates the long history of the site and the people who lived and worked here, from Romans to the present day. Enjoy some of the historic rooms, from the Tudor great hall to the Bishop’s library (keep an eye out for the secret door!) and a decorative Victorian chapel.
The museum and historic rooms are open daily, 10.30 – 17.00 (last entry 16.30).
Café: 9.30 – 17.00.
Shop: 10.30 – 17.00.
Botanic garden: dawn – 18.00.
Walled garden: 10.15 – 16.15.
Tickets can be booked in advance on our website here.
The museum is free to visit. Guided tours are charged.
Admission to the museum, historic rooms and garden is free to all.
In addition, Historic Houses members enjoy free tickets on scheduled guided tours.
Typical tour tickets start at £8 for non-members.
See details of tours here.
We offer a variety of hands-on sessions for Early Years, KS1 and KS2, all with links to the Early Years Framework and National Curriculum.
Image credits to Fulham Palace, William Liu, Kasja Kax, Cinzia Sinicropi, Calliope Spathi, Jamie White, Matthew Bruce, Graham Lacdao and Ruxi.
Take an adventure together as you discover Fulham Palace with one of our free trails.
Family fun days
We hold monthly family fun days on the last Sunday of every month. There are always crafts, activities and games, each month around a different theme – from design to archaeology. Check our events page to find out about our upcoming family fun days.
Natural play area
This play area uses logs and wooden objects saved from previous tree work on site as a basis for natural play, encouraging families to connect with nature in a fun and enjoyable way. Children are encouraged to interact creatively with natural materials set in a woodland area of our botanic garden.
Our café offers a special menu for our younger visitors.
Image credits to Fulham Palace, Kathleen McCulloch, Giselle Brosnahan and Jamie White
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