Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte's Cottage

Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte's Cottage
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew



Press Office



0870 751 5179

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Kew Palace's welcoming dolls' house facade
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Step into this tiny doll's house of a palace and sense the joys and sorrows of past royal lives in intimate detail, as King George III and his family come to life.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site, Agricultural site, Museum

Opening hours

Kew Palace reopens this year on 24 March 2007 and will be open daily until 28 October (inclusive). Open hours are 10:00 - 18:00 Tuesday to Sundays (last admission 1700) and 11:00 - 18:00 on Mondays (last admission 1700).

Queen Charlotte's Cottage is open on selected dates during the summer months, please see for more information.

Admission charges

Admission prices to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew:

Adult: £11.75
Concessions: £8.75
Children (16 years and under): Free

Please note: these prices do not include admission to Kew Palace or Queen Charlotte's Cottage.

Kew Palace
Adult: £5.00
Concession: £4.00
Palace Child: £3.50

Become a Member of Historic Royal Palaces and you can make unlimited visits to our five palaces for free!
- £35 a year for one adult
- £55 a year for two adults
- £69 a year for a family of two adults and up to
three children, or one adult and four children
Join online at or call 0870 751 5174

Additional info

Queen Charlotte's Cottage is open on selected dates during the summer months, please see for more information.

Collection details

Architecture, Personalities, Social History, Coins and Medals

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of George IIIs suit

Kew Palace and Kitchens Re-opening

  • 29 March 2014 — 29 March 2015 *on now

During 2014 Kew Palace will re-open for the summer season exploring the education and upbringing of a young King George III. This is the story of a bright and lively King who was passionately supportive of British interests and fascinated by the arts, sciences and music. He grew up with his own “science lab” upstairs. His father played the cello and commissioned leading musicians of the day to compose for him. Objects in the displays in the Breakfast Room and Library have been chosen to reflect George III’s interests and his influences.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal Admission Charges Apply.