• 1st September - 31st December

    Preparing your Winter Garden

    The Garden Team are busy preparing the lawns and borders ahead of winter. We asked Head Gardener James Cross for his advice on getting your garden ready ahead of the coldest months of the year.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 17th November

    Dementia From The Inside: "A Doctor’s Personal Journey of Hope”

    Join us in the Conference Room of The Bishop’s Palace for this special book signing and ‘meet the author’ event.

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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

    *Fully booked - contact 01749 988111 ext 200 to be added to the waiting list* 

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  • 1st December

    Crafternoon for Mind

    Pop into the Stable Yard Room on Saturday 1st December try your hand at some crafty activities making items for the Palace Christmas tree, and raise funds for the charity Mind.

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  • 4th - 21st December

    Christmas Lunches at the Palace

    Christmas Lunches at The Bishop's Table are open for booking.

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  • 7th - 9th December

    Deck the Halls

    From 7th-9th December, as part of the “Christmas at the Palace” event, A Winter Flower Festival, showcasing the NAFAS South West Area Competitions will take place at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells.

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  • 8th - 22nd December

    Father Christmas at the Palace

    Each weekend during Christmas at the Palace (8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd Dec) Father Christmas will take up residence in the Long Gallery, along with his wife Mother Christmas!

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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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  • 8th - 22nd December

    Father Christmas at the Palace

    Each weekend during Christmas at the Palace (8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd Dec) Father Christmas will take up residence in the Long Gallery, along with his wife Mother Christmas! 

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  • 5th February - 5th March

    Paint a Spring Hare in Watercolours

    Get into the spring spirit and learn how to paint a spring hare!

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  • 28th February

    Chunky French Knitting

    Join us for this workshop making a snood using local hand-dyed wool.

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  • 3rd March

    Heritage Skills: Jewellery Making

    Have fun creating a range of jewellery in this one-day introductory course.

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  • 6th - 20th March

    Heritage Skills: Create a Felted Picture

    Create a beautiful felted picture using wet and needle felting techniques

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  • 8th March - 12th April

    Heritage Skills: Letter Carving in Wood

    A popular course introducing you to letter carving.

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  • 9th - 10th March

    Heritage Skills: Creative Stone Carving

    Make your own stone sculpture to take home - a fantastic introduction to stone carving.

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  • 12th March - 2nd April

    Learn to Draw Still Life

    Develop your drawing skills in this 4-week course.

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  • 16th March - 6th April

    Heritage Skills: Stained Glass Making

    Create beautiful stained glass in this popular workshop.

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  • 25th March - 1st April

    Make the Most of Your Camera

    A fantastic course designed to help you get the most out of your digital camera.

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