Summer fun at HRP Kew Palace

Palace(with kids)A cosy royal retreat nestled in the heart of Kew Gardens, Kew Palace provides a day out for the whole family.

Meet an ailing king, a lonely queen and experience authentically created Georgian rooms whilst enjoying a day of discovery at the quaint family home of King George III and his family.

What’s more, children under 16, when accompanied by an adult, get in for free to Kew Gardens and Kew Palace.
Valid until 18 September 2011 inclusive.  Offer applies to maximum of two accompanying children aged under 16 years per full paying adult. Maximum of four children per party.  Adults must purchase admission tickets to Kew Gardens to gain access to Kew Palace.

Summer events at Kew Palace

Decorate a fan or Shield / Coat of Arms

  • 11 and 25 August
  • 10 September

Create your own imaginary coat of arms and decorate a fan and learn some of the mysterious language of the fan with the team at Kew Palace.

Kew doll’s housePalace highlights

Doll’s house
See the doll’s house made by the children of George III.  With its distinctive wallpaper and embroidered bed-pulls, it looks much like the palace interior known by the Georgian princesses.

Madame Tussaud bust of George III
The amazing bust of George III is a reproduction taken from an original mould kept in Madame Tussauds’ archive. It’s astoundingly realistic. Why not see it for yourself and come face to face with a king!

Bust of George IIIQueens Charlotte’s chair
During her final days Queen Charlotte found it difficult to lie down and was more comfortable in this chair. She eventually died while resting here on Tuesday 17 November, 1818.

George III in caricature
This summer added to the exhibits, visitors will be able to see a collection of prints showing how the King was portrayed in the popular press through the caricaturists of the day.

Queen Charlotte CottageQueen Charlotte’s Cottage
Discover our hidden gem, Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, nearby in Kew Gardens. This delightful cottage was the family’s rustic retreat and venue informal picnics.

Princesses’ bedrooms
Princess Elizabeth decorated her bedroom in the latest style. Come and decide what you make of her interior design skills. View restored and unrestored rooms.

Jigsaw Cabinet
This extraordinary cabinet contains some of the earliest jigsaw maps in existence, showing us the world as it would have been seen by the young George IV.

Kew Palace

Kew Palace is located within the Grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew

Opening times
Monday – 11:00 to 17:00
Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 to 17:00
Last admission – 16:15

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