What's on in July at Fulham Palace

Beginning with theatre for kids and ending with jazz from the 606 Club


Sunday 3 July, 2.30pm - Danny the Champion of the World

Danny and his devoted father live in a caravan and operate the village’s local petrol station and garage. When Danny turns nine he is devastated to find out about his father’s secret passion for pheasant-poaching in the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell, the local wealthy landowner.

Dahl classic. All ages welcome, suited to 5+.
£14 adult/£8.50 child/£3 under 3.Booking essential, click here to book

This event will take place in the Walled Garden, gates open at 2pm.

Monday 4 July, 2pm-3pm - Head Gardener’s Surgery

Lucy Hart head gardener at Fulham Palace

Have a tricky gardening problem you can't fix at home? Sign up for this session where Lucy Hart, Head Gardener will give tailored advice for all of your garden related conundrums.

£5/£4.50 for unemployed adults.Booking essential, click here to book

Sunday 10 July, 2pm - Museum Drop-in

Museum drop-in at Fulham Palace

During this Georgian 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 11 July, 2pm-2.30pm - Paintings in Focus- The Benjamin Wests

Join Curator Miranda Poliakoff for a closer look at the paintings in the Museum. Free, but  booking essential. Click here to book.

Saturday 16 July, 10.30am-12.15pm - Young Archaeologists’ Club: Finds Processing – SOLD OUT

Sunday 17 July, 2pm - Moat Walk for the Festival of Archaeology

As part of the Festival of Archaeology, join this walk exploring the route of Fulham Palace’s former moat – the longest domestic moat in England. Learn more on the theories of its origin and why it was infilled in the 1920s.

The walk will be led by local expert Keith Whitehouse, who carried out the first sectional excavations of the moat for Fulham Archaeological Rescue Group in 1982.

£5, accompanied children free. Booking essential, click here to book. Please meet by the fountain in the Tudor Courtyard

Mon 18 July, 10am-4pm/1.45pm-4pm - Learning to Scythe Effortlessly and Creating a Wildflower Meadow

Clive Leeke leads this two-part course. Begin by learning how to fit, sharpen and mow with an Austrian scythe. Afterwards explore labour saving techniques which can be used when creating a new meadow and how to improve diversity on existing grassland.

The practical activities covered during the afternoon include:
Raking the mown grass and a short discussion on haymaking
Creating a seed bed and dispersing hay seed
Use of yellow rattle to reduce grass dominance
Using wildflower turf for instant results
A Q&A session

It is possible to attend the afternoon session independently.

£50/£45 for unemployed adults for the full day. Booking essential, click here to book

£30/£27 for unemployed adults for the afternoon only. Booking essential, click here to book

Thursday 28 July, 6.45pm - Evening Walk with the Head Gardener

Join Lucy Hart, Head Gardener, for an evening tour of the garden to learn about its history, ongoing projects and future plans.

£6, accompanied children free. Booking essential, click here to book

Friday 29 July, 7.30pm - 606 Club Jazz: The Fontanas

Led by guitarist/singer Sam Sutton and fronted by the wonderful singer Kay Elizabeth, this Brazilian Funk and Soul band have made quite an impact on the music scene. Come along for a fantastic night of infectious high energy music.

£16 adult/£10 child/free for under 3s. Booking essential, click here to book. This event will take place on the Main Lawn

Saturday 30 July, 7.30pm - 606 Club Jazz: Georgina Jackson

Georgina Hackson jazz singer appearing at Fulham Palace

A first rate jazz singer and trumpet player with exciting vocals, Georgina has performed with the BBC Big Band and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. See and hear her at Fulham Palace for this not-to-be-missed performance!

£16 adult/£10 child/free for under 3s

Booking essential, click here to book

This event will take place on the Main Lawn, gates open at 6.30pm.


Regular monthly events also continue this month:

Wednesday 6, Sunday 10, Sun 17*, Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 July, 2pm /*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.

Thursday 7, Thursday 21 and Sunday 24 July, 2.30pm-3pm - 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 3 July, Thursday 14 Jul, 2pm - Garden Walk

Join this tour of the Fulham Palace garden and discover more about its history and the rare plants grown at the Palace today.

The garden has a long and fascinating history dating back to the Tudor period when Bishop Grindal introduced the tamarisk to England through to Bishop Compton’s famous collection of plants in the early 1700s.

£6 per person. Accompanied children free.No booking necessary, meet in the Museum

Monday 4, 11 Jul, 18 and 25 Jul, 10.30am-11.30am and Tuesday 5, 12, 19 and 26 July, 10.30am-11.30am

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.


July 1, 2016