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Fulham Palace Trust
Since 704 Fulham Palace has been the historic house and garden of the Bishop of London. Our vision is to engage people and provide an insight, through the stories of the Bishops of London, into over 1300 years of English history, and to become one of Great Britain's most loved and inspiring historic houses and gardens.

Tour guide volunteers play an important role in bringing our spaces to life, providing a warm welcome for all visitors and sharing their knowledge of Fulham Palace and its history.

What’s in it for you?

  • learn more about the history of Fulham Palace house and garden, with training from Fulham Palace staff
  • engage visitors with the fascinating history of Fulham Palace
  • meet interesting people from all walks of life
  • gain hands on experience in a heritage setting
  • work within the lively and welcoming tour guide team
  • to be involved with a positive and engaging volunteer culture including social events, outings, forums and our volunteer portal - where volunteers are able to contribute blogs posts; join in discussions with other volunteers, sign up to sessions and access all the information you need as a volunteer online
  • references for people who volunteer with us regularly for more than 6 months
  • leading history and garden tours (1 hour 15 minutes in length)
  • provide a friendly face to our visitors
  • undertaking training on the history of Fulham Palace
  • attending several guides meetings per year
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Tour guides are trained, supported and lead by a member of staff. They will work with members of the public.
• in-house training on the history of the Palace and the garden
• full induction including health and safety procedures
• all new volunteers have an introduction period, this is a settling in time of around 2 months. At the end of this an appropriate person will catch up with you; this is an opportunity for both parties to reflect and make any adjustments to the role that are needed
• training to help you carry out and develop in your role
• access to our volunteer’s website, the “Volunteer Portal”, including a blog, downloadable resources, rota and events page

Time commitment

Flexible – public tours run Thursdays and Sundays with private tours throughout the year


This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.