Live Georgian cookery

Experience the sights and smells of these historic kitchens in use.

Experience the sights and smells of these historic kitchens in use.

When

  • Select weekends only
11:00-16:00

Ticketing information

Included in Kew Gardens admission ticket

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Enjoy the entire process of Georgian cookery. Start by having a look at the kitchen garden outside, a miniature version of what would have supplied these kitchens with fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Make your way through the preparation rooms used for storage, washing and baking. 

Then conclude your culinary tour by having a look through the Royal Kitchen which will come alive as the Clerk of the Kitchens and his team of historic cooks recreate the bustle and business of 1789.

2018 Live Cookery dates:

  • May Bank Holiday weekend (26-28 May 2018)
  • 16-17 June 2018
  • August Bank Holiday weekend (25-27 August 2018)

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