Historical Event:George III: The Mind Behind The Myth at Kew Palace

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Historical Event, Tue 27 Jul - Thu 30 Sep 2021

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Tue 27 Jul - Thu 30 Sep George III: The Mind Behind The Myth


2020 marked the bicentenary of the death of George III, the monarch most strongly associated with Kew. It was here that the young George spent much of his childhood, learning the art of kingship under the tutelage of some of the most celebrated theologians, architects and musicians of the day.

In later life, George was also treated at Kew for periods of mental and physical ill health resulting in his life and achievements being almost entirely eclipsed by the story of his still poorly understood 'madness'.

To celebrate the achievements of this remarkable King — and explore his often cruel treatment at the hands of his doctors at Kew — a new display for 2021 will consider the real man behind the much-peddled myth.

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Tue 27 Jul - Thu 30 Sep 2021


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Map reference: TQ 188774  Lat: 51.48364 Long: -0.28975

Public transport is very convenient and there is limited parking. Victoria Gate, the principal gate, is on Kew Road (A307) and is a 7 minute walk from Kew Gardens Station.
Tube : Kew Gardens
Train : Kew Gardens and Kew Bridge
Bus: 65, 237, 267, 391
Car: Coming from the south or west on the A316 or M3 motorway (which becomes the A316) turn left at the Richmond roundabout onto Kew Road (A307). You will see the Pagoda to your left - park in a permitted place, alongside the Gardens, on Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


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