Explore a hidden royal home in Kew Gardens
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Explore the home of the Georgian royals, a queen's cottage and the magnificent pagoda with your ticket to Kew Gardens.
2020 marks the bicentenary of the death of George III, the monarch most strongly associated with Kew.
In later life, George was treated for periods of mental and physical ill health, resulting in his life and achievements being almost entirely eclipsed by the story of his still poorly understood 'madness'.
To celebrate the achievements of this remarkable king — and explore his often cruel treatment at the hands of his doctors at Kew — a new display for 2020 will consider the real man behind the much-peddled myth.
Kew reflects the intimate personal and domestic life of Georgian kings and queens for much of the 18th century.
Today the interior of this tiny, atmospheric palace tells the powerful story of George III, his mental illness and the members of his family who lived and died here.
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