Queen Charlotte and her legacy

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 14th Sep 2018

Discover the fascinating life of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III, in the 200th anniversary year of her death at Kew Palace.

The day will begin at The National Archives, with a lecture delivered by Clarissa Campbell Orr (St Mary’s University, Twickenham), followed by a panel discussion. Following a provided lunch, delegates will have curator-led tours of Kew Palace in nearby Kew Gardens, where this year’s displays are devoted to Queen Charlotte’s life and achievements. This event has been jointly organised by The National Archives and Historic Royal Palaces.

Programme for the day

The morning sessions and lunch will take place at The National Archives. In the afternoon, delegates will divide into two groups for curator-led tours of Kew Palace (in Kew Gardens).
10:00-10:30                 Arrivals, registration, tea/coffee (The National Archives)10:30-10:45                 Welcome, introduction10:45-11:45                 Lecture by Clarissa Campbell Orr (St Mary’s University, Twickenham)11:45-12:00                 Break12:00-13:00                 Panel session and discussion13:00-13:45                 Lunch
 After lunch, delegates are asked to make their own way from The National Archives to Kew Gardens, entering through Elizabeth Gate. The distance is approximately one mile. This journey does include some steps and, if you walk, we recommend that you allow at least half an hour. You will be given a place on one of two 45-minute tours of Kew Palace in the afternoon. When not on a tour, you are free to visit Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, which will be open 15:00-17:00.

15:00-15:45                 Curator-led tour of Kew Palace (Group 1)16:00-16:45                 Curator-led tour of Kew Palace (Group 2)15:00-17:00                 Queen Charlotte’s Cottage is open for delegates who wish to visit.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and walking shoes. If you choose to visit Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, you should allow at least half an hour to walk there from Kew Palace or Elizabeth Gate. Kew Palace is situated in the north of the garden, the closest entrance to the palace is Elizabeth Gate, opposite Kew Green. You are free to exit Kew Gardens via any gate. The gardens close at 17:30.  

Please let us know by Friday 7 September if you have any dietary or mobility and access requirements, by contacting venues@nationalarchives.gov.uk.

Cost: £30


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2018-09-14 2018-09-14 Europe/London Queen Charlotte and her legacy Discover the fascinating life of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III, in the 200th anniversary year of her death at Kew Palace. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/09/14/queen-charlotte-and-her-legacy-175608 The National Archives,Bessant Dr,,London

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Bessant Dr,
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