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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.

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Opening times

Kew Palace, The Royal Kitchens, The Great Pagoda and Queen Charlotte's Cottage are now closed for winter and will reopen in spring 2024.

Tickets and prices

Buying your tickets online is the most convenient way to visit the palace.

  • Kew Palace tickets: A ticket to Kew Gardens must be purchased in order to access any site within Kew. Members enjoy a 10% discount on tickets and can visit the Great Pagoda and join Kew Palace daily tours free of charge.

Getting here

Kew Palace, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE

Parking - Brentford Gate, via Ferry Lane, near the Main Gate.

  • £9.00 for a full day throughout the year. (300 spaces)

Discover a royal retreat hidden in Kew Gardens

Explore the home of the Georgian royals

A Space I Love: Queen Charlotte's Cottage

In this episode of the Historic Royal Palaces podcast, Curator Lee Prosser explores Queen Charlotte's modest cottage in Kew Gardens.

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Browse more history and stories

Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte was wife to King George III. They shared a happy life together, producing 15 children until their lives were changed and saddened by the King’s devastating mental illness. Nonetheless Charlotte remained steadfast and loyal to her husband.

Smoke screen testing at the Great Pagoda

One of the most surprising periods in the history of the Great Pagoda is its use as a secret testing site during World War II. Curator Polly Putnam picks up the tale of this fascinating discovery.

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As an independent charity, there are several ways you can support us.

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.

Become a member

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

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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