Kew Palace

Glimpse inside an intimate royal family retreat

Glimpse inside an intimate royal family retreat

Illustrations of dragons on the walls of an exhibition at Kew Palace

Here Be Dragons

Until 30 September 2018

2018 sees the arrival of dragons to Kew Gardens! Find out more in the new Here Be Dragons exhibition next to Kew Palace.

Tours and talks Events

Come to Kew Palace out of hours and discover the hidden secrets of this intriguing palace.

19 July, 16 August, 20 September 2018

2 hours

Two young girls dressed in pink play with a garden game on the garden grounds at Kew Palace
Events Families

A family-friendly weekend of festivities outside Queen Charlotte's Cottage - complete with garden games and costumed characters.

28 July - 29 July 2018


The Great Pagoda, showing the top three storeys.  A tree with autumn leaves is in the foreground. The Great Pagoda is an imitation Chinese octagonal tower of ten storeys designed by Sir William Chambers and completed in 1762.
Things to see Highlights

The Great Pagoda at Kew Palace has been returned to its 18th-century splendour and will re-open in summer 2018.

Opening in summer 2018

The South Front, looking from the lawn towards the Royal Kitchens. The Royal Kitchens building is partially obscured by trees and shrubs. Kew Palace stands on the right of the image. The Estates Office is seen next to Kew Palace.

The story of Kew Palace

Discover more about Britain's smallest royal palace and George III's private retreat.

Support us

We are a charity and there's several ways you can support us.

Buy a Dragon Appeal

Help us restore the Great Pagoda, a landmark in the capital and one of the greatest examples of Chinese-inspired design anywhere in the world.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

More about volunteering

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