Our museum, shop and historic rooms open again this Thursday, 3 December! Book your free ticket now. Please note that some historic rooms will be closed due to our Christmas fair this weekend.

Exhibitions

Enjoy our exciting temporary exhibitions

Discovering the Bishop of London’s Palace at Fulham

25 May 2019 to summer 2021

The first exhibition in our new museum celebrates our recent £3.8 million restoration project, revealing what was involved in this thee year programme to restore and reinterpret our Tudor courtyard and historic rooms and create new beds in the botanic garden.

Find out how the complex restoration project resulted in a richer understanding of the building of Fulham Palace, how the site was used and the people who lived and worked here over the centuries.

Learn about the work carried out by specialist conservators and craftspeople, and the traditional methods they employed to remain faithful to those used at Fulham Palace in the past.

Discover fascinating finds, from artefacts uncovered through archaeology digs to a 17th century painted wall hidden behind plasterboard.

Learn about the vital role our volunteers played in discovering more about Fulham Palace and the Bishops of London through carrying out an extensive archive research project and participating in archaeology digs.

Details

Under the sun

December 2020 to May 2021

In this exhibition Artist Anne Guest explores the awe, wonder and fragility inherent in the natural world.

Guest creates images of great delicacy and sensitivity, utilising traditional techniques of drawing, painting, the cyanotype process (a camera-less photographic printing process that uses ultraviolet light and results in blue prints) and smoke from a candle that deposits its soot on paper.

The work exhibited here resonates with the history of the garden at Fulham Palace. Bishop Compton (1675-1713) was a botanist and filled the garden with plants from all over the world. Their garden was a space for the Bishops to relax away from the wider world; today the garden is open for everyone to enjoy its peaceful surroundings.

The artist
Graduating with an MA in Fine Art from Birmingham City University in 2006; Anne Guest exhibits both nationally and internationally and her work is held in both public and private collections. She has been shortlisted for a number of prize exhibitions including the Jerwood Drawing prize and the Ruskin Drawing Prize.

Details

  • Exhibition open from December 2020 to May 2021
  • This exhibition is in the Palace’s drawing room cafe and is open during the cafe opening hours
  • Admission is free
  • All of the work on display can be purchased through the Palace’s shop
  • If you wish to commission or purchase work that is not in this exhibition please contact Anne via her website.