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Additional information for your visit

Additional information for your visit

Tickets and entry

To reach the palace you need a ticket for The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Once inside the gardens Kew Palace is free to access. Historic Royal Palaces members get a discount on admission tickets to Kew Gardens upon presentation of their membership card.

Queen Charlotte’s cottage is located within the grounds of Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, tickets for which can be found on their website. Opening times for the cottage can be found here. Please note, this is subject to short notice change. 

The Great Pagoda sits within the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and a gardens admission ticket is required. An additional ticket is needed to climb the Great Pagoda. 

Historic Royal Palaces members  can climb the pagoda for free. Present your membership card at the Kew Gardens gate on entrance to book your time slot. Members also enjoy a 10% discount on Kew Gardens admission.

Members of Historic Royal Palaces need a Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ticket to access the palace. Members are entitled to a discounted admissions ticket. To validate the discounted rate please bring your Historic Royal Palaces membership card with you and present it to ticketing staff at the ticket kiosks at Kew Gardens.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew offer free entry for:

  • Carers accompanying visitors with a disability
  • Registered blind and partially sighted visitors

Visitors with a disability qualify for a concession ticket.

Visit the Royal Botanic Garden website for more information.

At the palaces

You are welcome to take non-commercial photographs (without the use of flash) within the palace in most cases. Some items or imagery may be prohibited from being photographed and this will be clearly signposted, or ask a member of staff if you are unsure. Filming is not permitted within the palace. The use of tripods and selfie-sticks is prohibited. For more information on visitor photography can be found here. Images of the palace are available for sale from our Photographic Library. Requests for commercial photography, filming or sketching should be made in advance. 

Hosts are available throughout the palace and can answer any questions you may have. If you are a small group we may be able to provide a pre-booked guided tour, subject to availability. Email [email protected] to discuss your needs. 

Please keep belongings with you at all times. There is no luggage storage at Kew Palace, in the gardens or within buildings.

If you lose something during your visit please contact the nearest member of staff. Alternatively, contact [email protected] and we’ll do our best to try to reunite you with your property.

There is no specific dress code for visitors. We do ask that you dress respectfully as families are likely to be present. If there are offensive slogans or other clothing items deemed to be inappropriate you may be approached by a member of staff. We ask that visitors do not dress in costume unless otherwise allowed as part of an event arranged by Historic Royal Palaces.

Wedding and engagement photography within Kew Palace is available exclusively to our brides and grooms

For general information, browse History and Stories and What's on. For detailed information relating to the collections on display, email [email protected]

Please be aware that adults are not permitted to enter at the palace in costume unless otherwise stated as part of an event arranged by Historic Royal Palaces.


Queen Charlotte’s Christmas

Visit the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace this Christmas at the former residence of Queen Charlotte and her family for festive-themed arts and crafts.

  • 12, 13, 18 and 19 December 2023
  • 11:00 - 14:00 (last entry 13:30)
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket
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  • Tours and talks

Sensory Palaces

A health and wellbeing programme for people living with dementia and their carers at Kew Palace.

  • Until 05 December 2023. New programme in spring 2024.
  • Kew Palace
  • Free (advance booking required)
Learn more
  • Tours and talks

Hidden Spaces Tours

See areas of Kew Palace not normally open to the public, such as our attics complete with 17th century witches marks, and our Tudor undercroft on our new tours.

  • Closed
  • 16:00 (tours last 30 minutes)
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket
Learn more


The royal kitchens at Kew

The kitchens have survived, practically untouched

The story of Kew Palace

Britain's smallest royal palace and George III's private retreat

Queen Charlotte

Wife of George III and mother to 15 children