Visitor Operations Assistant (Seasonal)

Visitor Operations Assistant (Seasonal)

Visitor Operations Assistant Fixed term contract 8 November 2021 – 8 January 2022 Salary: £9.50 per hour The Bishop’s Palace is a 13th century medieval palace and has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. The Palace is surrounded by a...

Assistant Visitor Experience Manager

Assistant Visitor Experience Manager

Assistant Visitor Experience Manager 1258 annualised hours contract Salary: £23,000 (pro rata) The Bishop’s Palace is a 13th century medieval palace and has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years. The Palace is surrounded by a breath-taking...

Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Chief Executive C£65,000 37 hours per week (including some weekends, Bank Holidays and evenings) The Role The eight-hundred-year-old Palace sits at the heart of the medieval city, among fourteen acres of stunning gardens. Owned by the Church Commissioners, the site is...

South Garden

South Garden

Today it is hard to imagine that in the 17th century this area was once laid out in the style of a formal Dutch style garden with parterres, topiary and a distinctive L-shaped canal; virtually nothing remains of this garden. In contrast the picturesque and gardenesque...

Bishop’s Palace has RHS ‘Partner Garden’ status

Bishop’s Palace has RHS ‘Partner Garden’ status

The gardens at The Bishop’s Palace have received high praise from the Royal Horticultural Society, which has made the historic building’s grounds a “Partner Garden”. The status is awarded to gardens of “outstanding and exceptionally high standards of planting and...

Arboretum

Arboretum

The Arboretum was designed by Sir Harold Hillier for Bishop Bickersteth and created in 1977 in commemoration of HM the Queen’s 25th Jubilee. It replaced part of the old kitchen gardens. There are many fine trees here including the highly scented, weeping, silver lime...

Bishop’s Palace Receives Lifeline Grant

Bishop’s Palace Receives Lifeline Grant

Bishop’s Palace Receives Lifeline Grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund 9th October 2020 **The Bishop’s Palace receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund ** Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including The...

Have Some Fun with our Zoom Virtual Backgrounds!

Have Some Fun with our Zoom Virtual Backgrounds!

Are you still spending lots of time holding Zoom meetings? Do you want to liven up your background - or maybe just save yourself having to tidy up your office/living room/bedroom? Download one of our Zoom Virtual Backgrounds and you can pretend to be in one of our...

The Dragon’s Lair

The Dragon’s Lair

Legend has it that during the 13th century, Somerset was terrorised by a frightful dragon who liked to eat milkmaids and other unsuspecting villagers.  Bishop Jocelyn, who built The Bishop’s Palace, bravely ventured out to kill the dragon. After a mighty battle, as...

Horticulture Tours

Horticulture Tours

We are very pleased to be expanding our guided tour offer to include a much-requested horticulture tour, previously only available with group bookings. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the planting and design within the Palace Gardens, including...