• 1st April - 30th September

    Prison Bastion Project

    Our Prison Bastion Viewing Platform is now open to visitors.

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  • 7th July - 23rd September

    Philip Tonkyn: Ancient Landscapes

    A new exhibition of works by artist and photographer Philip Tonkyn.

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  • 21st July

    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.

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  • 25th July - 2nd September

    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!

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  • 26th July

    Britten Youth String Orchestra - Lunchtime Concert

    Join us for a lunchtime concert given by The Britten Youth String Orchestra.

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  • 29th July

    The Tempest

    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.

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  • 30th July - 20th August

    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.

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  • 3rd - 17th August

    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.

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  • 5th August

    The Big Doodle

    Calling all young artists! Find your inner Picasso, Hepworth, Hirst or Monet and you could be featured in a Palace exhibition.

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  • 5th August

    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.

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  • 12th August

    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...

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  • 19th August

    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.

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  • 23rd August

    Treasure Island

    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. 

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  • 25th - 27th August

    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.

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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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  • 8th September

    Medieval Falconry Day

    Raptor Care will return to the South Lawn for a day of fantastic flying displays, entertaining information and beautiful birds!

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  • 15th - 16th September

    Creative Stone Carving

    Design and create your own stone sculpture for home or garden using historic techniques.

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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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  • 22nd September

    Natural Soy Candle Making

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 12th November - 3rd December

    Fun with Surface Embroidery

    A creative course to get you started with surface embroidery

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  • 21st November

    Festive Singing Workshop

    Join us once again for an uplifting day of singing in the wonderful surroundings and acoustics of The Bishop’s Chapel.

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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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