Events begin on Sunday with outdoor production of Doctor Doolittle
July events at Fulham Palace begin on Sunday, the first day of the month with outdoor theatre suitable for all ages over five.
Heres what's on at the palace in the month ahead:
Sunday 1 July, 2.30pm-5pm - Outdoor Theatre : The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle
Outdoor theatre season returns with the much loved Dr. Dolittle, who starts out as a human doctor but then learns how to talk to animals and becomes the most celebrated veterinary doctor in England. Find out more and book tickets here .
Tuesday 10 July, 6.30pm-7.30pm - Head Gardener’s Evening Walk
Join Head Gardener Lucy Hart for a glass of wine and an enjoyable evening amble through our beautiful botanical garden. Explore the 13 acre site here at Fulham Palace and learn about the vibrant history, ongoing projects, seasonal growing and future plans for the palaces's glorious garden. Find out more and book tickets here.
Thursday 12 July, 3pm-4pm - Hidden Spaces – Hard Hat Tours
This is your chance to see the palace's restoration project up close. This is one of a handful of unique guided tours that provide a glimpse of the hidden interiors of Fulham Palace that are not normally open to visitors.mFind out more and book tickets here.
Sunday 22 July, 1pm-3pm - Hands-on Archaeology – Fulham Palace Through the Ages
An opportunity to get up close and personal with archaeology at Fulham Palace, and learn more about the rich and varied history of this ancient site. Each session explores a different theme. Find out more and book tickets here.
Thursday 26 July, 1.30pm-4.30pm - Creative Thursdays – Botanical Watercolour Painting
Learn a new creative skill and take home your own crafts each week in the summer holidays, themed around Fulham Palace’s beautiful garden. The first three weeks will focus on learning art skills with a professional artist. Suitable for eight - 16 year-olds, with children attending independently. Fiind out more and book tickets here.
Friday 27 July, 7.30pm-10pm - Jazz at the Palace – Michelle John
606 Club Jazz and Fulham Palace join forces as our favourite summer musical offering returns for a super weekend of live entertainment on the Main Lawn. Find out more and book tickets here.
Saturday 28 July, 7.30pm-10pm - Jazz at the Palace – Jacqui Dankworth
An evening of live entertainment on our Main Lawn as our summer outdoor 606 Jazz Club events conclude with multi-award winning Jacqui Dankworth, one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Find out more and book tickets here.
Regular events also continue this month:
1, 4, 8, 17, 22 and 19 July - History Tour
Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the garden 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.
5,15 July, 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. £6 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tour, 2pm - History Tour
7 July - Bishop's Park Tour
Formed from meadows once belonging to the Bishop of London's estate, discover the Park's fascinating history on this guided walk. Click here for more information on tours.
Monday 2, 9, 16 and Tuesday 3,10 and 17, 9.30am-10.30am - Palace Explorers
Monday 23 and 30 and Tuesday 24 and 31 July - Summer Explorers
These fun and creative facilitated sessions are geared specifically to 2-4 year olds and their adults. ach week offers the chance to explore and learn together through a specific theme, with arts and crafts, storytelling and dressing up, games, gardening, singing and whole host of other delights! £5 per child, Each session costs £5 per child, click here to learn more and book.
June -September 2018 - A Pop-up Exhibition on the Great War
As part of the commemoration of the First World War, there is a new display at Fulham Palace.
The pop-up exhibition in Bishop Sherlock’s Room tells the story of the Great War at Fulham Palace. Bishop Winnington-Ingram, who was Bishop of London at the time, was a controversial public figure during the war, preaching stirring sermons and recruiting volunteers.
In early 1918, he offered Fulham Palace to the Red Cross as a hospital. On 31 May that year, the Duke of Connaught opened the ‘Freemasons War Hospital No 2’ at the Palace. It had 100 beds for convalescent and shell-shocked patients and was run by a team of Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses under the charge of the matron, Lady Fox-Symons. The hospital closed on 20 June 1919.
Many of the photographs in the exhibition come from an autograph album which belonged to one of the nurses, Sister Mary Latchmore. It was given to the Museum by Barbara Mann and as well as autographs it contains photographs of the staff and patients as well as sketches and poems done by the patients for Sister Latchmore. The display will continue until early September.
During June you can also look ahead and book tickets for upcoming events at Fulham Palace, including:
June 14, 2018