• 1st April - 30th September

    Prison Bastion Project

    Our Prison Bastion Viewing Platform is now open to visitors.

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  • 7th September - 12th October

    Letter Carving in Wood

    Discover the historic craft of letter carving with this popular course.

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  • 15th September - 25th November

    'Human Nature' - New Sculpture Trail

    A stunning new sculpture trail in the atmospheric Gardens of The Bishop's Palace.

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  • 25th September - 16th October

    Botanical Watercolours - Painting the Season

    A wonderful introduction to watercolour focusing on the autumnal colours surrounding the Palace

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  • 28th September

    Storytelling Evening: 'Tristan and Iseult - a Tale to Break Your Heart'

    On Friday 28th September, join The Bishop’s Palace for an evening in the atmospheric Undercroft of the medieval Palace

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  • 29th September

    Introduction to Soap Making

    An introduction to the traditional art of soap making with Boo Cottage Botanicals, using botanical oils.

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  • 6th - 21st October

    Wells Art Contemporary - Exhibition

    An exhibition of shortlisted works will be shown at The Bishop’s Palace in 2018 once again as part of Wells Art Contemporary.

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  • 10th - 20th October

    Wells Art Contemporary - Forums

    WAC is running 8 forums as part of their Contemporary Art Exhibition in October.

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  • 13th October

    Oil Painting Workshop

    An oil painting taster day in association with Heritage Courtyard Gallery and Studios

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  • 20th October

    Introduction to Soap Making 2

    An introduction to the traditional art of soap making with Boo Cottage Botanicals - create a Christmas gift using botanicals oils

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  • 29th October

    October Half Term at the Palace: Make-it Monday!

    Join us on Monday 29th October, for our dragon-themed “Make-it Monday” family craft activity session, 10:30am-3pm. 

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  • 2nd November

    October Half Term at the Palace: Nature Ninjas

    On Friday 2nd November, from 11am-3pm, “Nature Ninjas” sessions will take place in the Gardens. These will be based around autumn-inspired activities, using the natural world to create artistic pieces.

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  • 6th November - 4th December

    Lino Print your Christmas Cards

    A fun four-week course, giving you the chance to create beautiful handmade Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

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  • 9th - 11th November

    The Christmas Artisan Markets

    The Christmas Artisan Markets at The Bishop's Palace take place from 9th - 12th November 2018.

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  • 11th - 25th November

    The Somerset Poppies

    The Somerset Poppies is a public installation of artificial poppies, to be displayed at The Bishop’s Palace in November, representing the county's World War One losses.

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  • 12th November - 3rd December

    Fun with Surface Embroidery

    A creative course to get you started with surface embroidery

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  • 25th November

    Natural Soy Candle Making 2

    An introduction to the craft of candle making - melt, blend and hand-pour your own candles.

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  • 25th November

    Christmas Wreath Making

    Create your own natural Christmas wreath using materials from The Bishop’s Palace Gardens – all materials and tools are supplied so just bring yourselves and some festive cheer!

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  • 8th - 22nd December

    Christmas at the Palace

    Join us at The Bishop's Palace this December for a fortnight of festivities celebrating the magic of the season.

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