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Museums, galleries and historic buildings

Kew's two unique botanical art galleries host exhibitions throughout the year, and its historic buildings, such as Kew Palace, reveal the Gardens' rich and fascinating past.

Exterior of Cambridge Cottage
Cambridge Cottage was added to the Gardens in 1904. The building now houses the Kew Gardens Gallery.
Two children stand in front of Kew Palace
Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens, both recently refurbished, are now open for the summer.
Marianne North Gallery after restoration
Born in Hastings in 1830, Marianne North devoted her life to travelling the world and painting plants.
Exterior of Museum No 1
King George IV proposed a museum be built at Kew around 1820, but it took the efforts of Director Sir William Jackson Hooker to realise this ambition.
Exterior of Kew's Orangery
The Grade I listed Orangery is Kew's only surviving plant house designed by Sir William Chambers.
Queen Charlotte's Cottage surrounded by bluebells
In the late 18th century, this thatched cottage was a private haven for Queen Charlotte. Open at weekends only from 11am to 4pm until 28 September 2014.
Photo of the interior of the Shirley Sherwood gallery
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art is the first gallery in the world dedicated solely to botanical art.