There is plenty to see at Fulham Palace, whether you’re coming as an individual, with friends for tea or as part of a guided visit. The Palace and gardens are open daily. Admission is free.
The Museum and Historic Rooms
The Museum of Fulham Palace charts the long history of the Fulham Palace site, from Prehistoric times and Roman settlement, through Medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian bishops to the present day.
The Museum Collection includes paintings, archaeology, and artefacts, as well as Fulham Palace itself, as demonstrated by a fascinating 1:50 scale model of the building. The collection is permanently displayed in two rooms of the Palace which have been restored to their original state of Georgian splendour. Some displays are interactive, providing children with opportunities to engage more directly with the objects.
archaeological evidence, in the form of coins and pottery, that show Romans settled on this spot along the Thames riverbank
grand portraits of past residents and monarchs
everyday objects that provide clues as to how people in the past lived, worked and played at Fulham Palace
Children of all ages are very welcome at the Museum (though younger children should always be accompanied), and our art cart is always available with a variety of activities to enjoy. The education team run children’s workshops during half term which are a fun and hands on way to learn.
The Museum shop, found in The Porteus Library, offers a selection of items related to the collections, along with a good selection of local history books and postcards, many that are only available at Fulham Palace. Always worth a rummage through, you never know what you might find!
Entry to the Museum is free of charge, though there is a modest fee to join guided walks and tours, and for the children’s half term workshops.
Guided Tours and Walks
Guided historical tours take place throughout the year, led by our volunteer guides who will take you through the Tudor courtyard, restored Georgian rooms – The Great Hall, Bishop Terrick’s Drawing and Dining Rooms, Bishop Sherlock’s Room – and the Victorian chapel.
The guided garden walks take in the Palace lawns, the Walled Garden, and vinery and tell the long history of our botanical gardens.
More information about guided Tours and Walks
Our free 10-minute Taster Talks take place at 2 pm each day the Museum is open, and a Historical Tour is not taking place. These short talks are a brief introduction to our site and take place in either our Tudor Courtyard or Great Hall. Meet in reception.