CC Image courtesy of Museum No.1 by Phil Shaw

Museum Number 1

Located within Kew Gardens, Museum No.1 houses the Plants+People exhibition.

This shows the many fascinating ways in which we depend on plants, including products from the Amazon to Australia; the artistry of Japanese papers and lacquerware; plant-based medicines like quinine and vincristine that helped revolutionise human healthcare; and examples of the raw materials that make our music and feed, clothe and invigorate us. The building was designed by Decimus Burton and first opened to the public in 1857.

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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Adult £15.00
Child £0.00
Concession £14.00
Admission notes:FREE for under 16 year olds.
Open Hours
Monday 9:30am 18:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am 18:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am 18:30pm
Thursday 9:30am 18:30pm
Friday 9:30am 18:30pm
Saturday 9:30am 18:30pm
Sunday 9:30am 18:30pm
Bank Holidays 9:30am 18:30pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 8332 5655
Website Museum Number 1
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