Book a research visit to the Fungarium

We welcome academic researchers from around the world to visit our Fungarium for research purposes. These are arranged using the form below. Members of the general public are invited to explore the collection via special events, such as open days and the Kew Science Festival.

If you are an international researcher and require a letter of support for a visa, please ensure you apply for your visa at least three months in advance of your visit. 

Your visit details

Please enter details of the families, genera and countries you wish to see.

Please note that we may not be able to accommodate short-notice requests with less than two weeks’ notice.

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Are you visiting with a group?
Do you require a microscope on your visit?
Do you intend bringing any specimens with you?

We need to know in advance if specimens will be brought with you. These will take about a week before they can be made available because they will need to be frozen for pest control.

Your details

Would you like to be contacted about a letter in support of a visa?

Terms and conditions

  I have read and accept the terms and conditions 

We* will use your information for the purposes of administering and keeping you informed about your request, dealing with queries and providing other information that may be relevant or of interest to your visit.  This will include sending you details of new initiatives relevant to your institution.

Please take time to read our new Privacy Policy which explains what data we collect and why, how we use it and other information relevant to the privacy of your data.

*”We” refers to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew