Museum No.1, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Museum No.1, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 3AB
England

Website

www.kew.org

www.kew.org/places/kew/museumno1.html

www.kew.org/collections/ecbot/

E-mail

info@kew.org

Telephone

+44 (0)20 8332 5655

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

As for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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.

Collection details

Natural Sciences, World Cultures

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