What's on in January at Fulham Palace

Archaeology, history, hazel coppicing and a stone age drop-in for kids

Fulham Palace starts 2016 with a programme of events for all ages, including history, archaeology, storytelling - and a stone age drop-in at the museum.

Here's what's on this new year:

Monday January 11, 2pm - 45 years of Archaeological Work at Fulham Palace

Archaeological talk at Fulham Palace on January 11

Learn about the rich archaeological remains discovered over the 45 years of excavations at our nationally important site. This talk is led by, Keith Whitehouse, Director of Excavations, Fulham Archaeological Rescue Group, and Phil Emery, Heritage Trustee, Fulham Palace Trust.

£10 per person. Booking recommended, click here to book.This event takes place in the Jessie Mylne Education Centre

Saturday January 16, 10.30am-12.15pm -Young Archaeologists’ Club: Looking After Artefacts

Find out how to properly clean and care for artefacts, as well as package them for safe transport during the first session of our new YAC term. Following this we will use chocolate to test how successful our packaging methods are!

£15 per session - booking essential, click here to book

£30 termly membership for all 3 sessions,click here to book

Bursary places are available, contact education@fulhampalace.org to learn more. Suitable for 8 to 16 year olds, children attend independently

Saturday January 16, 2pm-4pm - Fulham Palace Youth Panel

Fulham Palace has started a Youth Panel! This is a chance to get involved in what happens at the Palace from exhibitions to archaeology digs, family events to conservation work.

Joining is free, but booking essential, click here to book. Suitable for 11 to 16 year olds, children attend independently

Monday January 18, 2pm -The Story of the Tait Chapel

Curator Miranda Poliakoff tells the story of our Victorian Chapel and how it has been changed over time by various bishops and their wives. The foundation stone of the new Chapel, designed by William Butterfield, was laid 150 years ago on a snowy January morning by Craufurd Tait, the only son of Bishop Tait.

Tait Chapel at Fulham Palace

£10 per person. Booking recommended, click here to book. This talk takes place in the Jessie Mylne Education Centre

Monday January 25, 1.30pm-3.30pm - Hazel Coppicing

During this workshop learn how to selectively prune hazel trees following the ancient technique of coppicing.

£20 per person. Booking essential, click here to book. This event takes place in the Walled Garden.

Tuesday January 5, Tuesday January 26, 2pm-2.30pm - Palace Stories

Hear the Palace’s history brought to life in these tales of the characters who lived here and stories inspired by our beautiful surroundings. Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday January 31, 2pm-3.30pm - Museum Drop-in

During this Stone Age 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.

Monday January 4, 11, 18 and 25 and Tuesday Jannuary 5, 12, 19, 26, all at 10.30am-11.30am - The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

Wednesday January 6, Sunday 10, Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24, 2pm and Sunday January 17, 12.30pm - Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the Palace. £6 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

January 7, 2016