Kew Palace is now closed for the winter months - re-opening on 29 March 2018.

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Essential information for visiting Kew Palace.

Essential information for visiting Kew Palace.

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Visit essentials

Palace facilities

We offer all the essential facilities and a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.

  • Toilets and Cloakrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Health and Safety advice


We do everything we can to ensure disabled visitors enjoy the full palace experience.


Whether you just want a snack or fancy a sit down meal, there are plenty of options to suit your taste.

Kew Palace is situated within Royal Bontaic Gardens, Kew. There are many great places to eat in the surrounding gardens.


Looking for gifts and souvenirs inspired by this famous royal residence?

You can shop for Historic Royal Palaces items online, and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.

Group visits

There are special offers and discounts for groups of 20 or more.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew offer reduced admission for group bookings.

School visits

There are currently no Historic Royal Palaces school visit packages available at Kew Palace. 

To discuss a school visit, contact the Kew learning team via email on,uk 

The Great Pagoda, an imitation Chinese octagonal tower of ten storeys designed by Sir William Chambers and completed in 1762. The Pagoda is seen through trees and parkland.

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.

30 March - 30 September 2018

Events Families

Available during Kew Gardens opening hours.

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 from 29 March

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.

An exclusive peek into the latest offering at Kew Palace – the Great Pagoda will be re-opened to the public.

Opening Summer 2018

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