Queen Charlotte’s Chair

Displayed in her bedroom, where the Queen was resting when she died.

Displayed in her bedroom, where the Queen was resting when she died.


Open 01 April

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Included in Kew Gardens admission

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Queen Charlotte's final days

Queen Charlotte died in her bedroom in Kew Palace on 17 November 1818. She was 74 years old. 

The queen had been suffering from a condition called dropsy, which causes swelling and pain. While recovering at Kew she caught pneumonia and died.

Her coffin was set out in the middle of the Dining Room downstairs, and the room was draped in black silk and lit by six large candlesticks sent from the Tower of London.

Visitors were admitted by ticket to see the queen, and on 02 December 1818 her body was moved to Windsor for burial.

Even though the weather was wet and dark, a huge crowd of people gathered on Kew Green to witness the Queen's final journey.

The room preserved by Queen Victoria

Queen Charlotte's granddaughter, Queen Victoria, said she wished the room to be kept as it had been during her grandmother's lifetime. You can see these words on a plaque on the side of the fireplace in the Queen's Bedroom. 

Queen Charlotte's Cottage surrounded by trees and garden under a blue sky
Things to see

Discover a queen's rustic country retreat in the grounds of Kew Palace with a visit to Queen Charlotte’s Cottage.

Open weekends and bank holidays from April – September 2022 (subject to short notice change)

Kew Palace

11.30 – 15.20

Included in Kew Gardens admission

The Great Pagoda at Kew surrounded by blue sky and green trees
Things to see Tours and talks

Open 01 April – 25 September daily. See The Great Pagoda at Kew Palace, now returned to its 18th-century splendour.

Open daily 01 April – 25 September. Separate ticket required to climb the Pagoda.

Kew Palace

11:00. Last entry 16.00.

Separate ticket

The spice cupboard in the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace
Things to see

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

Open daily for tours 01 April – 25 September

Kew Palace

From 11.00. Last tour is 16.00

Included in Kew Gardens admission

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