Prison Bastion Project
Our Prison Bastion Viewing Platform is now open to visitors.
Philip Tonkyn: Ancient Landscapes
A new exhibition of works by artist and photographer Philip Tonkyn.
Wells Civic Society: ART 360
Wells Civic Society are bringing a celebration of art to The Bishop's Palace - come along and paint the view! Suitable for all ages.
Summer Holidays at the Palace: Family Trails
Come and take part in our holiday Family Trails, designed to keep children active and busy throughout the summer!
Britten Youth String Orchestra - Lunchtime Concert
Join us for a lunchtime concert given by The Britten Youth String Orchestra.
Outdoor theatre at The Bishop's Palace: this summer, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in their fourteenth successful year, are bringing to The Bishop's Palace Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece The Tempest.
Summer Holidays at the Palace: Make-it Mondays
Looking for some fun activities to keep little people occupied this summer? Then join us at the Palace for our "Make-it Monday!" Family Craft activity sessions , taking place throughout the holidays.
Summer Holidays at the Palace: Nature Ninjas
Join the team in the Gardens this summer to try your hand at pond dipping, minibeast hunting, and other fun gardening activities.
The Big Doodle
Calling all young artists! Find your inner Picasso, Hepworth, Hirst or Monet and you could be featured in a Palace exhibition.
Midsummer Mayhem Family Fun Day
Join us for our annual ‘Midsummer Mayhem’ Family Fun Day, held in the Gardens of the Palace! Circus skills, bouncy castles and more.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn’t exist. Or does he…? This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company Pantaloons infuses Wilde’s wit...
Rare Plant Fair
Are you a keen gardener or horticultural enthusiast? If so, you’ll want to join us for this perfect opportunity to find rare and unusual plants from a selection of top nurseries from all over the South West.
When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late Captain Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the World to Treasure Island.
Bowlore Medieval Weekend
This August Bank Holiday prepare to be wowed in true medieval fashion by the daring antics of historical re-enactors Bowlore Medieval.
Letter Carving in Wood
Discover the historic craft of letter carving with this popular course.
Medieval Falconry Day
Raptor Care will return to the South Lawn for a day of fantastic flying displays, entertaining information and beautiful birds!
Creative Stone Carving
Design and create your own stone sculpture for home or garden using historic techniques.
'Human Nature' - New Sculpture Trail
A stunning new sculpture trail in the atmospheric Gardens of The Bishop's Palace.
Natural Soy Candle Making
An introduction to the craft of candle making - melt, blend and hand-pour your own candle.
Botanical Watercolours - Painting the Season
A wonderful introduction to watercolour focusing on the autumnal colours surrounding the Palace
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
Introduction to Soap Making
An introduction to the traditional art of soap making with Boo Cottage Botanicals, using botanical oils.
Oil Painting Workshop
An oil painting taster day in association with Heritage Courtyard Gallery and Studios
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
Lino Print your Christmas Cards
A fun four-week course, giving you the chance to create beautiful handmade Christmas cards and wrapping paper.
Fun with Surface Embroidery
A creative course to get you started with surface embroidery
Festive Singing Workshop
Join us once again for an uplifting day of singing in the wonderful surroundings and acoustics of The Bishop’s Chapel.
Natural Soy Candle Making 2
An introduction to the craft of candle making - melt, blend and hand-pour your own candles.