getting here

By Car

Sat Nav post code: SO32 1SB will find the car park


From M3 southbound:

Take Junction 11 signposted Winchester (S&W) A3090 and Marwell Zoo (brown sign). At the end of the slip road, turn left to Twyford and Bishop’s Waltham.

Follow brown signs to the zoo on the B3335 through Twyford and Colden Common, past The Fishers Pond and Queens Head pubs, and turning left onto the B2177.

Follow the B2177 into Bishops Waltham (approx. 3 miles). At the roundabout carry straight on and the Palace in on your right.


From M3 northbound:

Take Junction 11 signposted Winchester (S&W) A3090 and Marwell Zoo (brown sign). At the end of the slip road, follow signs to Twyford and Bishop’s Waltham.


From M27:

Leave the M27 at Junction 7 and follow signs for Botley on the A334. Go through Botley, past the Train station, and take the left fork signposted to Bishop’s Waltham B3035. Continue along this road until you come to a roundabout in the centre of Bishop’s Waltham. Turn left and the car park is almost immediately on your left.

Parking is available in the Palace car park, on-street or in pay & display car parks at Basingwell Street (short stay) and Lower Lane (long stay).


By Bus

There are regular bus services running through Bishop’s Waltham from Winchester, Southampton, Eastleigh, Botley and Fareham. Please check times etc. with the bus companies before setting off, in case of last minute changes to routes:


Stagecoach 69: Winchester to Fareham, via Wickham. Hourly Monday to Saturday. Last bus leaves before 20.00.  No Sunday service.

Xelabus x10: Southampton to Waltham Chase via Durley. Hourly Monday to Friday, Every two hours Saturday. Last bus leaves before 18.00. 
No Sunday service.


Xelabus x9: Eastleigh to Bishop’s Waltham via Botley station. Hourly Monday to Friday.  Saturday every two hours. Last bus leaves before 18.00.  No Sunday service.

3, Station Road 
Bishop's Waltham 
SO32 1DH


For wheelchair visitors and those with decreased mobility it is only the ground floor of the building that will be accessible. Access to the first floor is via a wooden staircase. At present the staircase has no handrail.  Unfortunately we do not have toilet facilities at the museum.  The nearest WC is in the village car park. 


Parking is free at the entrance to the Palace grounds.  Please be advised that this is only between the hours of 10am and 6pm. At other times the gate to the car park and to the grounds will be locked.  Parking is also available in the town in pay & display car parks at Basingwell Street (short stay) and Lower Lane (long stay). 

By Train

The nearest railway station is Botley, 5.5km, 3.4m away. However, the rural roads often have no pavements so are not recommended for walking. There are stations with good connections at Winchester, Fareham and Southampton, from where buses are available. 


The closest airport is Southampton. 

You can use 

to plan travel routes by car, bus, train and on foot.  


Opening Hours

Palace Grounds   1st April - 30th September: Open daily from 10am - 6pm

1st October - 31st March: Open weekends and bank holidays 10am - 4pm

Alteration: October to 31st March 2021: Grounds will stay open every day 10am - 4pm

Museum: 22nd May 2021 - 31th October 2021: Open weekends and bank holidays 12 - 4pm

3 Station Road, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, England. SO32 1DH (Car Park: SO32 1SB)


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