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Marianne North Gallery

Marian Hardwicke Road | Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE, England
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Simply Brilliant

Given all the other attractions in Kew Gardens it would be easy to miss this fantastic gallery. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John_SBiggleswade
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Biggleswade
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Great paintings but very hard to take it all in on one visit

Over 800 paintings by a single artist covering almost every square inch of the walls. The layout of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave B
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Marian Hardwicke Road | Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Given all the other attractions in Kew Gardens it would be easy to miss this fantastic gallery. It is simply awe inspiring. The pictures are fabulous, almost overwhelming in their number and beauty. The whole experience is supplemented by a short film setting out the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 800 paintings by a single artist covering almost every square inch of the walls. The layout of the paintings were selected by the artist but some of them are fairly high up and difficult to appreciate from the ground. To me there are too...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So amazing how a woman from that generation was able to travel so much and make such an impact on the world

Thank tessandersen
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a great place to visit if in Kew and especially if the weather is not great. There is a Victorian (?) building where every inch of wall space is covered by a painting of the flora of the world. It is a lovely...More

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A unique experience of wonderful botanical drawings from around the world set in a filing cabinet of a gallery space where the paintings fill every inch of the walls. Arranged in geographical order, they are a beautiful record of the natural world in the countries...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The work of this astounding, prolific, Victorian, woman never ceases to amaze me. She painted plants in their natural setting so travelled extensively. She must have done one painting a week to to be able to produce all 833 on display. It's never busy so...More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 20 May 2017

You must see her exhibit to believe it. There are hundreds of paintings, each one meticulously done and each one unique. She travelled all over the world to find the perfect specimens to paint and she excelled at it. Her primary focus is on flowers,...More

Thank Tom5star
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Highlight of our trip to Kew with some 800 paintings of plants, landscapes and insects from around the world clearly labelled and displayed by country along with samples of woods found also. A must see place that many omit.

Thank bdenhow
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Been to kew last monday and been to this gallery. Not knowing who she is at that time but quickly watched one documentary about her and got impressed.

1  Thank p j
Reviewed 1 May 2017

An amazing gallery of paintings Marianne North did whilst travelling the world at a time when women rarely travelled and definitely not to off the beaten track places. Very well worth a visit. Paintings packed on the walls incredibly tightly but once you get used...More

1  Thank Paul S
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