FAQs for schools

Below are some of the frequently asked questions about school sessions and our answers.

How do I book a school session?

To make a provisional booking please complete our online booking form or contact a member of our team by calling +44 (0)20 7751 2434.

We’ll be in touch shortly after receiving your form to confirm the session or discuss alternatives if your preferred date is unavailable.

How many students can we bring?

Our school sessions can accommodate up to 30 students per session.

What time of day do you offer sessions?

Most school sessions last for approximately an hour and a half.

Morning sessions begin at 10.00 and end at 11.30.

Afternoon sessions begin at 13.00 and end at 14.30.

Self-guided trails begin at 10.30 and can be collected from the museum front desk.

Do you work with bilingual schools?

Yes! We welcome bilingual schools and offer a flexible approach to meet the needs of each class, tailoring sessions where appropriate.

Where can our class eat lunch?

Our large lawn is perfect for picnics in nice weather.

We also have indoor lunch spaces that are free to use and can be booked to use either before or after your session. If you’d like to reserve a lunch space, please request this on your booking form.

Schools booking free self-guided trails can rent indoor lunch spaces for £10 per half hour. Advance booking with a member of our team is required.

Payment

How much does a session cost?

The cost is £130 per session. Once your session is confirmed we’ll send you an invoice for the full amount. Invoices must be paid two weeks from the invoice date.

How do I pay for my booking?

Once your session is confirmed we’ll send you an invoice for the full amount, which must be paid within two weeks from the invoice date.

Invoices can be paid by BACS, cheques made payable to ‘Fulham Palace Trust’, or credit/debit card. If paying by card, a payment processing fee will be charged.

Are there any free session available?

Yes! We have free trails and activities included on our school sessions page. We encourage teachers and schools to use our site for their own self-led sessions.

Please let us know when you plan to visit so we can make sure the site is accessible by completing our booking form.

Special educational needs

Do you have any SEN sessions?

Yes! All of our school sessions can be altered to fit the needs of your class.

Please get in touch with a member of our team by calling +44 (0)20 7751 2434 or emailing education@fulhampalace.org to discuss your class needs.

Are there facilities for those with special educational needs and disabilities?

Yes! We welcome visits from SEND schools — our tranquil site includes the historic buildings and spreads over 13 acres of garden. The site is a sympathetic environment for pupils with additional needs.

To discuss the needs of your class and how we can support them you can get in touch with our learning team by emailing education@fulhampalace.org or calling +44 (0)20 7751 2432.

Health & safety

How many adults need to attend with the children?

·         0 – 2 years – one adult to three children

·         2 – 3 years – one adult to four children

·         4 – 8 years – one adult to six children

·         9 – 12 years – one adult to eight children

·         13 – 18 years – one adult to ten children

If your group does not have the minimum number of adults we reserve the right to refuse admission.

Is Fulham Palace accessible?

Yes! We strive to be as accessible and welcoming to all people as possible

Fulham Palace is fully accessible for wheelchair and mobility aid users.

We also have a variety of additional resources available such as magnifying glasses, torches, large print text and more.

for more information, please visit the access page of our website or get in touch with a member of our team by calling +44 (0)20 7736 3233 or emailing admin@fulhampalace.org.

Does Fulham Palace have a school risk assessment?

Sorry, no. We expect teachers to make their own risk assessment before their visit.

We have developed a risk assessment guide for schools.

Where can we eat a packed lunch?

Our large lawn is perfect for picnics in nice weather.

We also have indoor lunch spaces that can be booked to use either before or after your session. If you’d like to reserve a lunch space, please request this on your booking form.

Is there a map of the site?

Yes! Our sessions and trails can involve visiting many areas of our site.

Download our map for schools to help find your way around.

 

Getting here

Coach

Bishop’s Avenue is a cul-de-sac. Coaches can drive down Bishop’s Park Road, allowing passengers to alight at Bishop’s Park and make the one-minute walk to the Palace’s main entrance.

Bus

Buses 74, 220 and 430 stop on Fulham Palace Road at the ‘Bishop’s Park Road’ stop. The Palace is a five-minute walk down the quiet Bishop’s Avenue.

Buses 14, 22, 39, 74, 85, 93, 220, 265, 424 and 430 stop on Putney Bridge at the ‘Putney Bridge Station / Gonville Street’ or ‘St Mary’s / Putney Pier’ stops. Your group will not need to cross any roads to get to the Palace from here. Take the steps down from the bridge, then follow the pedestrian-only Thames Path through Bishop’s Park for ten minutes to the Palace entrance. For step-free access, use the street closest to the steps to reach the park.

Tube

District Line to Putney Bridge Station. The Palace is a 15-minute walk through Bishop’s Park. Walk towards Putney Bridge from the station and follow the pedestrian-only Thames Path through Bishop’s Park.

Still have questions?

Get in touch with our learning team by calling +44 (0)20 7751 2434 or emailing education@fulhampalace.org.