Access the Fungarium
Book a research visit, access the collection online or request a loan.
Kew's Fungarium houses an estimated 1.25 million dried specimens.
Find out below how to access the collection online, arrange a research visit, request a loan or send in specimens or donated material.
Using the Fungarium
We welcome scientific, arts, and humanities research visitors to the Fungarium.*
All visits must be pre-booked, providing at least 14 days’ notice.
*Please note, the Fungarium collection is only open to the public during special events such as open days.
To send in specimens
Please do not send us unsolicited or unaddressed specimens or materials.
We can only add material to our Fungarium that has been collected and brought into the UK according to a set of strict procedures established by international treaties such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Before sending us specimens, please contact us.
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