More like a home than a palace, the privacy and intimacy of this smallest of English royal palaces made it the favourite country retreat for the royal family in the late 18th century.
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It’s been lovingly restored.
The palace reopened to the public in April 2006 after a widely acclaimed restoration.
The palace tells the story of George III and his family at rest at and play.
Explore the unique second floor of the palace, the bedroom floor - untouched for 200 years.
Queen Charlotte's Cottage
Kew Palace is situated within the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
Historic Royal Palaces looks after one other building in the gardens, Queen Charlotte's Cottage which is a 25 minute walk from the palace, through a variety of plant collections and past Kew's two great glasshouses.
Queen Charlotte's Cottage was used by George III and his family as a summerhouse and is open to the public in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew every weekend from April to September.
The area around the cottage has been preserved as a nature reserve and is especially renowned for its carpet of bluebells in May.