The Kew Palace model is constructed in beech, beech veneer and acrylic, to a scale of 1:25. The project was commissioned in 2005 by Historic Royal Palaces to interpret the architecture of the building over the three accessible floors. The model informs both visually impaired and sighted visitors about the scale, style and architectural detail of the Palace as well as aiding way-finding to exterior access points.
Constructed in three sections the model can be easily transported to outreach projects. Accompanying the model is a tactile way-finding map located at the entrance to each floor. Made of beech with acrylic Braille and large-print labels the raised detail maps provide orientation and information about rooms.
Kew Palace opened to the public in April 2006 and was a shortlisted finalist for the Gulbenkian Prize in 2007.