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Kew Palace

A hidden royal home in Kew Gardens

A hidden royal home in Kew Gardens

Experience the intimate Kew Palace, home of George III and Queen Charlotte. Explore Queen Charlotte’s Cottage and admire the spectacular view from the Great Pagoda.

Discover a royal retreat hidden in Kew Gardens

Explore the home of the Georgian royals with your ticket to Kew Gardens.

01 June - 18 September

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The Great Pagoda at Kew surrounded by blue sky and green trees
Things to see Tours and talks

Open 01 April – 25 September daily. See The Great Pagoda at Kew Palace, now returned to its 18th-century splendour.

Open daily 01 April – 25 September. Separate ticket required to climb the Pagoda.

Kew Palace

11:00. Last entry 16.00.

Separate ticket

The spice cupboard in the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace
Things to see

Get a fascinating insight into Georgian life at Kew Palace in the Royal Kitchens, preserved as they were in 1818.

Open daily for tours 01 April – 25 September

Kew Palace

From 11.00. Last tour is 16.00

Included in Kew Gardens admission

Princess Elizabeth's bedroom
Things to see

Wander the intimate bedrooms of Princesses Elizabeth, Augusta and Amelia, daughters of George III, at Kew Palace.

Open 01 April

Kew Palace

Included in Kew Gardens admission

A wax bust depicting King George III in military uniform. The King wears a white period-style wig and is placed in front of a brown, linenfold panelled wall

George III

A complex king, but cruelly labelled 'mad'.

Dining room with decorated table set for dinner

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Once the family home of King George III, Queen Charlotte and their children, Kew Palace is one of London's most prestigious event venues.

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Photograph of George III's waistcoat inside Kew Palace in the George III: The Mind Behind The Myth exhibition

Past exhibition

George III: The Mind Behind The Myth opened in 2021 to celebrate the achievements of this remarkable King. The exhibition explored his often cruel treatment at the hands of his doctors at Kew and showcased the real man behind the much-peddled myth.

This exhibition is now closed.

George III: The Mind Behind the Myth
The South and West Fronts after conservation, 15 February 2018. Showing the external lift clad in lapped timber weather boarding.

The story of Kew Palace

Kew reflects the intimate personal and domestic life of Georgian kings and queens for much of the 18th century.

Today the interior of this tiny, atmospheric palace tells the powerful story of George III, his mental illness and the members of his family who lived and died here.

Long shot of The Great Pagoda before restoration 2015

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As a charity, we have never needed your support more. If you love the palaces and believe in what we do, please consider supporting us or by visiting our online shop.

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The Great Pagoda, showing a close up view of a dragon carving roof decoration. The dragon has a curled tail and its wings are spread. Colours are primarily green and gold with touches of blue and red, including a red tongue. The Pagoda reopened to the public on 13 July 2018 following a five-year restoration project.

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Help us to conserve these historic buildings, ensuring they are here for future generations to enjoy. We raise all our own funds and depend on your support.

A view looking north through the brick archway of a window from the Great Pagoda. Showing the Pagoda Vista. The roof of the Temperate House is just seen.

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The Great Pagoda ground floor after restoration 3 July 2018. Looking towards the closed doorway and showing interpretation detail, printed directly onto the south-west wall. Showing a diagram of the Great Pagoda and information entitled 'The Dragons' about the 2018 replacement of 80 hand-carved dragons which originally adorned the pagoda.

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