Kew Palace

Explore a hidden royal home in Kew Gardens

Explore a hidden royal home in Kew Gardens

Kew Palace, the Kitchens and Queen Charlotte's Cottage are now closed for winter. The Great Pagoda will operate limited opening hours in October 2019. Learn more

Experience the intimate Kew Palace, home of George III and Queen Charlotte. Explore Queen Charlotte’s Cottage and admire the spectacular view from the Great Pagoda.

Discover a royal retreat hidden in Kew Gardens

Explore the home of the Georgian royals, a queen's cottage and the magnificent pagoda with your ticket to Kew Gardens.

The Great Pagoda

Limited opening hours during October 2019

See the Great Pagoda at Kew Palace, now returned to its 18th-century splendour.

A wax bust depicting King George III in military uniform. The King wears a white period-style wig and is placed in front of a brown, linenfold panelled wall

Kew 2020

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.

Dinner tables set out for guests at an event at Kew Palace

Hire a venue

Once the family home of King George III, Queen Charlotte and their children, Kew Palace is one of London's most prestigious event venues.

Kew Palace and the palace gardens on a sunny day under a blue partially cloudy sky

The story of Kew Palace

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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The Great Pagoda, showing a close up view of a dragon carving roof decoration. The dragon has a curled tail and its wings are spread. Colours are primarily green and gold with touches of blue and red, including a red tongue. The Pagoda reopened to the public on 13 July 2018 following a five-year restoration project.

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Help us to conserve these historic buildings, ensuring they are here for future generations to enjoy. We raise all our own funds and depend on your support.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

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Become a member

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.