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Talk : Restoration of The Great Pagoda

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

£5

The Kew Society is delighted to welcome Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putnam, Curators of Historic Royal Palaces who will be talking about the two year restoration project to conserve the Great Pagoda. The building will start to be unwrapped soon ready for reopening this summer.

Kew’s iconic Pagoda was completed in 1762 by Sir William Chambers. The ten-storey octagonal structure is 163 ft high (almost 50 meters) and was designed at the height of the 18th century craze for chinoiserie in Georgian London. The original building was very colourful; the roofs being covered with varnished iron plates, with a dragon on each of its 80 corners.

Tickets available on the door. Members £3. Non members £5

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£5
Website:
http://kewsociety.org/events/?event_id1=91

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