Access our collections
Access online, arrange a research visit, request a loan or send in specimens or donated material
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our collections will be closed to visitors until 1 June 2021 to ensure safe working conditions for staff and visitors.
For the Herbarium, Fungarium, and Economic Botany collections, loans, samples and image requests, we are gradually working through requests which have accumulated. Requests for seed from the Millennium Seed Bank are being processed, although despatch may take longer than usual.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Book a research visit to the Herbarium, access online or find out how to arrange loans.
Book a research visit to the Fungarium, access online or find out how to arrange loans.
Economic Botany Collection
Access the Economic Botany Collection online, arrange a visit or a loan.
Access Kew's seed collections online or request seed for research.
Library, Art and Archives
Find out how to visit the Reading Room and how to access the Illustrations and Artefacts and Archives collections.
Search Kew's online collections databases and discover other collections resources.