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.
To arrange a visit
We welcome visits from academics for research purposes.
The public can only visit these collections via special events such as open days and the Kew Science Festival.
Book your research visit to the Fungarium
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.
Royal Botanic Gardens,
Surrey TW9 3AE