Exhibitions at the Palace
During the year, the Bishop’s Palace hosts a range of exhibitions of works by celebrated artists, and often by artists based in the South West. Recent exhibitions have included the luminous “Breathe”, from Somerset artist Gail Mason, and a highly popular exhibition of Martin Bentham RWA’s latest paintings, which depicted Somerset in its varying moods.
Please see below for details of our current and forthcoming exhibitions:
Palace 800 – The Story of a Palace and a Home
New Exhibition: Palace 800 – The Story of a Palace and a Home
Designed to celebrate 800 years since the construction of The Bishop’s Palace, Palace 800 – The Story of a Palace and a Home will take you on a journey through the 800 year history of The Bishop’s Palace and will introduce you to the people and events that have shaped this special place.
To this day The Bishop’s Palace remains the home and office of The Bishop of Bath & Wells, and is the only such building still open to the public in the country.
Discover how the Palace’s residents have connected the building to major events throughout history, from Magna Carta to the Second World War, and see how the site has evolved over its 800 years.
Transport yourself back in time as you wander from room to room enjoying the exhibition; each room of the Palace will explore a different century, from the 1200’s through to the current day.
The exhibition was originally scheduled to begin in the Spring, but due to the global pandemic, was postponed. The Palace Trust is delighted to be able to bring the exhibition to life whilst they are still celebrating the anniversary of the construction of the Palace.
Included in admission. Covid-secure measures are in place throughout the site and staff will keep an eye on numbers in the building to ensure your safety. Face coverings must be worn by exhibition visitors unless exempt.
Please check the website before visiting in case any of the Palace rooms are closed off for private events.