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Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm

If you’re looking for a day out with a difference, then don’t miss The Bishop’s Palace’s Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm. Held on the South Lawn, against the stunning backdrop of the medieval Great Hall, Tony from specialist falconry firm, Raptorcare, will entertain crowds with a day of fantastic flying displays, fascinating… Read More…

February half-term fun at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery

February half-term fun at the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery

Families can enjoy fun, hands-on activities every day over February half-term at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums – from handling real Roman objects, to searching for virtual Roman coins, investigating fashion design and creating seasonal pictures. All activities are either free or included in the admission price (free for local Discovery Card holders).… Read More…

Christmas at the Palace

Christmas at the Palace

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Christmas event at The Bishop’s Palace, this December, the Palace will once again be celebrating the joy and magic of the season with a wonderful fortnight of festivities! The historic rooms of the Palace buildings will each be decorated in a different theme, with a roaring fire in… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets

Following the huge successes of 2016 and 2017, the Christmas Artisan Markets will once again return in early November to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. Last year’s visitors were delighted by the range of unusual and inspirational artisan stalls, with many stall holders local to Somerset and creating stunning gifts from local materials. The team… Read More…

October Half Term Fun at the Palace

October Half Term Fun at the Palace

This Autumn Half Term, come along to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells for a range of fun activities to keep little ones entertained. The theme for the week is ‘Dastardly Dragons’ and families can join in with a variety of interactive autumnal activities. The fun starts on Saturday 27th October from 10am, when the new,… Read More…

King of comedy Brian Conley and fashionista Gok Wan to star in  Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome!

King of comedy Brian Conley and fashionista Gok Wan to star in Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome!

Strictly sensation, comedian, King of pantomime and musical theatre star Brian Conley and celebrity style guru and television presenter Gok Wan are to star in the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes – Cinderella at The Bristol Hippodrome. This spectacular show, supported locally by BAWA Healthcare and Leisure, is at The Bristol Hippodrome from Saturday, December… Read More…

Record-breaking visitor numbers for Kaffe Fassett and Candace Bahouth exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery

Record-breaking visitor numbers for Kaffe Fassett and Candace Bahouth exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery

A record-breaking 44,509 people visited the Victoria Art Gallery’s summer exhibition, A Celebration of Flowers: Kaffe Fassett with Candace Bahouth, which ran from 19 May to 2 September. This is a new record for temporary exhibitions at the Gallery, breaking the previous record of 38,336 visitors set by Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences show… Read More…

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