Update: 23 March 2020, 15.20
From 17.00 on Monday 23 March we have taken the difficult decision to close the Fulham Palace site completely. We believe that this is the best way we can do our part to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. We kept our garden open as long as we could to offer green space and tranquillity at this difficult time, however, the health of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to review the situation and endeavour to reopen as soon as is possible.
Thank you, as always, for your support.
CEO of Fulham Palace
19 March 2020, 10.40
Fulham Palace is open for business.
We wish to confirm that the café, shop and garden are open as usual. Unfortunately we have had to close our museum and historic rooms and postpone public events, talks and tours, as we are operating with reduced staff and volunteer numbers and we do not have the capacity to keep the whole site open.
The health of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority, and we are following all official guidelines and safety precautions advised by the UK government. We have increased our hygiene practices and we are confident that we have a safe environment for all visitors, volunteers and staff.
This is a very unpredictable time, and the situation is changing daily. We will be reviewing our opening arrangements on a regular basis – keep an eye out on our social media and upcoming newsletters for further updates.
Details and opening times
Green spaces will be hugely important in the coming weeks, and our garden remains open for everyone to enjoy, while observing social distancing measures. Additional precautions mean that our walled garden has reduced opening hours of 10.15 to 14.30 daily and the vinery will be closed.
Our cafe remains open 9.30 to 16.00 with additional precautions in place.
Our shop and visitor welcome remain open, at the Tudor arch, open 10.30 to 15.30.
Our museum and historic rooms will close to the public from Friday 20 March for just over four weeks. We hope to reopen again on 19 April.
Access to the site remains through the main entrance on Bishop’s Avenue from dawn to dusk, and through the gates at All Saints Church and Bishop’s Park from 7.30 to 17.30.
All of our upcoming public event bookings until 19 April are now postponed. If you have bought a ticket for an event we will be in touch in the coming days.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this challenging period.
As you will already be aware, these coming weeks and months will be a difficult time for the Palace. The impact on the hospitality, arts and culture sectors is potentially more serious than on many others. We hope that this message will reassure you that our doors remain open and our business carries on.
As an independent charity we receive no government funding. If you can donate to support us during these uncertain times it will make an enormous difference. You can do so here.
We hope you will continue to enjoy our beautiful site if you can, and we will keep you updated as we review the situation. Take care of yourself, your family and friends and stay safe.
CEO of Fulham Palace