We are thrilled to announce that we have reached our goal of raising £1.7 million towards our £3.8 million major restoration project ‘Discovering the Bishop of London’s Palace at Fulham. We will be able to create a new museum, restore the Tudor Quadrangle and make the whole site more accessible by spring 2019.
Donations and grants came from a number of sources, with the HLF awarding £1.88 million of National Lottery funding, trusts and foundations giving a total of £1.05 million, £606,000 in donations from individuals and £63,000 from corporate donors. We are so grateful to everyone who has helped us raise money through Sponsor a Brick over the past few months.
The project will restore the oldest part of the Palace, the Tudor Quadrangle, by creating all-weather paths, and reintroducing historic trees and shrubs. In December we planted the Bishop Compton beds in the Palace walled garden. Additionally the project hopes to strengthen engagement of visitors to the site by expanding its volunteer and learning programme.
We are excited to welcome you into the new and restored spaces!