Kew Palace

Glimpse inside an intimate royal family retreat

Glimpse inside an intimate royal family retreat

A woman walks towards Kew Palace, among the grounds of Kew Gardens

Discover the secret palace hidden in Kew Gardens

Beyond the flowers and between the trees lies the hidden retreat of King George III. Discover it for yourself today.

Illustration of a young girl and a blue and yellow dragon with Kew Pagoda in the background on a wall in an exhibition space

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

Included in Kew Gardens admission ticket

Events Families

Unused from Queen Charlotte’s death in 1818 through to their recent restoration, the Royal Kitchens offer a fascinating insight into Georgian life at Kew Palace.

Open daily

Highlights

Hidden within the grounds of Kew Palace is Queen Charlotte’s cottage, a rustic country retreat that remains open for public viewing.

Open weekends and bank holidays

Things to see

11:00-15:50

The Great Pagoda, showing the top four storeys. Trees with autumn leaves are in the foreground. The Great Pagoda is an imitation Chinese octagonal tower of ten storeys designed by Sir William Chambers and completed in 1762.

The Great Pagoda at Kew

A major conservation project in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, which will see the Great Pagoda returned to its 18th-century splendour. 

Opening in spring 2018

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

Become a member

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