Exhibitions

Enjoy our exciting temporary exhibitions

The Bishops of London, colonialism and transatlantic slavery: resistance

On display from 24 April 2023

The Church of England was deeply implicated in Britain’s colonial expansion and the transatlantic traffic in enslaved Africans. The Bishop of London, who lived at Fulham Palace, was one of the Church’s most senior figures, having had jurisdiction over the British colonies around the world.

This exhibition is the culmination of a two-year research project. The exhibition, co-curated with spoken word poet Adisa the Verbaliser, worked with 100 participants from the surrounding community to explore the story of resistance of enslaved people through the four major themes: hair, dance (and martial arts), obeah and song.

The exhibition showcases the work of the community participants and examines the systems of physical and spiritual resistance that ultimately led to the ending of the transatlantic traffic in enslaved people and slavery itself in the British Empire. This is set against the backdrop of the historic involvement of the Bishop of London and the Church of England in colonialism and transatlantic slavery.

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  • Open during museum opening times
  • Admission is free

The Fulham Palace war hospital

On display from 15 January 2024

In 1918 the Bishop of London, Arthur Winnington-Ingram, handed over Fulham Palace to serve as a hospital for soldiers injured in World War I. Although the war soon ended, and the hospital closed its doors in June 1919, the brief event in the Palace’s long history would have been forgotten had it not been for Sister Mary Latchmore and her scrapbook.

Discovering the Bishop of London’s Palace at Fulham

25 May 2019 – present

The first exhibition in our new museum celebrates our recent £3.8 million restoration project, revealing what was involved in this three-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.

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