Museum No.1, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Museum No.1, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens




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Located within Kew Gardens, Museum No.1 houses the Plants+People exhibition. This shows the many fascinating ways in which we depend on plants, including products from the Amazon to Australia; the artistry of Japanese papers and lacquerware; plant-based medicines like quinine and vincristine that helped revolutionise human healthcare; and examples of the raw materials that make our music and feed, clothe and invigorate us. The building was designed by Decimus Burton and first opened to the public in 1857.

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The Plant+People exhibition is based on Kew's unique Economic Botany Collection, reflecting its past and present roles in botanical research and providing an insight into why we need to conserve the world's plant resources.

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Natural Sciences, World Cultures

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Inspiring Kew

  • 30 August 2014 — 1 February 2015 *on now

This exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art will reveal how - from the creation of the original ‘physic’ garden in 1759 to its position today as a UNESCO World Heritage site and world-class research establishment


Included with entry to the Gardens.