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.

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Cambridge Cottage

Cambridge Cottage was added to the Gardens in 1904. The building now houses the Kew Gardens Gallery.


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Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens

Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens and Queen Charlotte's Cottage are now closed for the winter and will reopen on 29 March 2014.


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Marianne North Gallery - after restoration

Marianne North Gallery

Born in Hastings in 1830, Marianne North devoted her life to travelling the world and painting plants.


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Museum No. 1

Museum No. 1

King George IV proposed a museum be built at Kew around 1820. However, it took the efforts of Director Sir William Jackson Hooker to realise this ambition.


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Orangery

Orangery

The Grade I listed Orangery is Kew’s only surviving plant house designed by Sir William Chambers.


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Queen Charlotte's Cottage

The cottage is now closed until 29 March 2014 when it will be open at weekends and Bank Holidays from 10am to 4pm until Sunday 28 September 2014.

In the late 18th century, this thatched cottage was a private haven for Queen Charlotte and her family, a place for secluded royal picnicking and leisure time.


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The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art is the first gallery in the world dedicated solely to botanical art.


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