Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte's Cottage

More like a home than a palace, the privacy and intimacy of this smallest of English royal palaces made it the favourite country retreat for the royal family in the late 18th century.

The palace tells the story of George III and his family at rest at and play and re-opened in April 2006 after a widely acclaimed restoration.

Explore the unique second floor of the palace, the bedroom floor - untouched for 200 years.

Kew Palace is situated within the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Historic Royal Palaces looks after one other building in the gardens, Queen Charlotte's Cottage which is a 25 minute walk from the palace, through a variety of plant collections and past Kew's two great glasshouses.

Queen Charlotte's Cottage was used by George III and his family as a summerhouse and is open to the public in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew every weekend from April to September. 

The area around the cottage has been preserved as a nature reserve and is especially renowned for its carpet of bluebells in May.

Kew Palace, the Royal Kitchens and Queen Charlotte's Cottage... some of the must see sites at Kew.

Kew Palace is located within the grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Entry to Kew Palace is included in the admission price for Kew Gardens - for gardens admission prices, please visit the Kew Gardens website >

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew are open from 09.30 every day, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Closing times vary. Please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew website for further details.
Kew Palace is closed from October – March inclusive. 
For further information, please call their information line: +44 (0)20 8332 5655.

Exhibitions and events

Kew Palace and Kitchens Re-opening

Permanent exhibition

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...

Educational programs

We don't have anything to show you here.


We don't have anything to show you here.

Suggested Content