Bishop’s Waltham Palace and Parish Church
Bishop's Waltham Museum, Bishop's Waltham Palace, Winchester Road, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1SB
Come for guided tours of the fascinating buildings of Bishop's Waltham Palace and the Parish Church tower, both started in the 12th century by the Bishop of Winchester. The Palace was so grand all the Tudor Monarchs stayed there.
There are four different tours available:
Tour 1: The Building Bishops. General tour of the Palace ruins that English Heritage have recently conserved.
Tour 2: Courtiers and Crown Posts. An in-depth tour of the Bishop's Waltham Museum building, part of the original lodgings of the Palace, with its original roof from c. 1440, later converted into a farmhouse.
Tour 3: Turret tour. The north turret on the Palace perimeter wall is not normally open to the public, but it is worth a look to see many unusual features. It is only one room so the tour is approx 30 mins
Tour 4: Church Tower and clock tour. The bell tower of the church is not normally open to the public, so this is a special opportunity to see the ringing chamber and the clock frame and Pendulum taken from the Palace after its destruction in 1644 (the clock itself is being restored).
This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.
Bishop's Waltham Museum Trust
Date last modified: 21st July 2023 at 18:38