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Restoration of The Great Pagoda

October 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

£5

 Talk by the Royal Historic Palaces about the project to conserve the ‘Great Pagoda’

Speakers : Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putnam, Historic Buildings Curators at Historic Royal Palaces

Venue: The National Archives, Kew, Richmond. TW9 4DU

Doors open at 6.30, talk starts at 7pm (ending by 8.30pm)

Parking available via Bessant Drive

The Kew Society is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to hear more about the project to conserve the Great Pagoda. This is a two-year restoration project to return the building to its former glory. The Pagoda is expected to reopen to the public in 2018.

Kew’s iconic Pagoda was completed in 1762. The ten storey octagonal structure is 163ft high (almost 50 meters) The Pagoda was one of the jewels in the crown of Georgian London and designed at the height of the 18th century craze for Chinoiserie. The original building was very colourful; the roofs being covered with varnished iron plates, with a dragon on each corner. There were 80 dragons in all, each carved from wood and gilded with real gold. The completed project will offer one of the earliest and finest birds eye views of London.

Please come along, tickets will be available at the door on the night.

Kew Society Members: £3

Non members: £5

Details

Date:
October 19, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£5
Website:
http://kewsociety.org/events/?event_id1=58

Organizer

Kew Society
Email:
chair@kewsociety.org
Website:
kewsociety.org

Venue

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Phone:
020 8876 3444
Website:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk