Bishop Porteus was a notable preacher, supporter of the Anti-Slavery movement and resident at Fulham Palace from 1787 to his death in 1809.

While living at the palace Porteus began collecting portraits of his predecessors. He left the proceeds of the sales of his sermons to make a library at Fulham Palace to house his collection of books and portraits, now known as the Porteus Library.


Thomas Portens Esq; ?Lord Teignmouth; by descent to Shore family; Mrs Noel Shore; Nicholas Bagshawe.

Fulham Palace

Bishop's Avenue, London, Greater London, SW6 6EA
020 7736 3233

Opening times

Museum and historic rooms: Daily, 10.30am – 5pm (winter 4pm)

Drawing room café: Daily, 9.30am – 5pm (winter 4pm)

Botanic garden: dawn to dusk

Walled garden: Daily, 10.15am – 4.15pm ( Winter 3.45pm)

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