exhibitions & events

Conservation in Action Day

Friday 6th August 2021, 11-4pm



English Heritage are bringing their new Conservation Roadshow to BW Palace! There will be hands-on activities for everyone, stone masonry demonstrations, and people can learn about what goes into conserving their incredible sites! There will also be tours of the Palace ruins. The museum will be open with extra activities outside for the whole family. BW Society will be there with information on our Henry VIII Day next year, and other local organisations will be there to show you what they've been doing... All FREE! Just come along.

Check back here for timings!

Pub Quiz night!!
29th October 2021
We are hoping that we will all be back socialising by the 29th October, so we are planning an evening of fun quizzing at Swanmore Village Hall with an Egghead. More details to follow but keep the date free!

2021 Museum Exhibition opening 22 May!
We are just putting the finishing touches to the exhibition - and this year we are looking at maps. Briefly covering the earliest maps, we move on to Hampshire and local maps from 1575 onwards. Hampshire and BW have changed considerably. Come and see for yourself?!

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Conservation work by English Heritage is restarting!
The fencing and scaffolding is going up and will be up until the end of September. The Palace will not be looking its best, and unfortunately, many areas will be out of bounds. Apologies for any inconvenience, but the work will ensure the survival and safety of the Palace ruins for many years to come. The information panels look great!

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2020Vision virtual exhibition now OPEN!

The 2020Vision team are proud to present their virtual exhibition of the photos of Bishop's Waltham collected in 2020. As well as nearly 100 featured images, many more superb photos can be accessed from the website under 'All Photos'. They are well worth viewing to give a picture of everyday life in Bishop's Waltham in an extraordinary year. The images have now been passed on to Bishop's Waltham Museum Trust for future preservation.

Talk: 20th May 2021

For our next event of the year we are having a Zoom talk by Penny Copeland on Timber Framed Buildings - with lots of examples from Bishop's Waltham and around.  So, if you have exposed timbers in your house and you want to know more, this is for you! All members and volunteers are invited.

If you would like to come but are not a member then please contact us to join the talk on a try out basis. If you know anyone who would like to join, but doesn't know how to use Zoom, please contact us and we will help. Please note, we are teaming up with Bishop's Waltham Society again for this one.


Our AGM is set for 31st March 2021. It will take place over Zoom. If you are not yet a member and would like an invite, please email us. *NEWS* Minor changes to the Constitution adopted at the AGM.

Malt Lane Development Site

The report on the archaeologists findings is now out! For the full report, go to the Winchester City Council Planning portal and search for 21/00359/FUL. Otherwise, we have a summary for you... Click on the picture here.... 

Talk: 18th January 2021

For our first event of the year we are having a Zoom talk by Don Bryan on the marriage of Mary Tudor and Philip of Spain at Winchester. All members and volunteers are invited so see you there!

If you know anyone who would like to join, but doesn't know how, please contact us and we will help. 


Southampton Archaeology Unit digging in the Palace outer court! More info soon.

English Heritage works at the Palace


English Heritage have been busy at Bishop's Waltham Palace in 2020! The beginning of lockdown also saw the start of the big conservation works on the perimeter walls and ivy removal on the towers. The whole place is looking really good and ready for the big push in 2021. See the November newsletter for more information. The museum was not forgotten and we have now got new heating! 


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Conservation Work Underway at Bishop Wal

AGM: Our AGM is now set for 1st September 2020. It will take place over Zoom. If you would like an invite, please email us.