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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

Accessibility

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

Eating

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.

Shopping

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 kewlearning@hrp.org,uk 

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 new Here Be Dragons exhibition next to Kew Palace.

Included in Kew Gardens admission ticket

Events Families
A Georgian cook in red and white overalls prepares food in the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace

Get a fascinating insight into Georgian life at Kew Palace in the Royal Kitchens, preserved as they were in 1818.

Open daily

Highlights
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.

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