Kew's Millennium Seed Bank is housed in the Wellcome Trust Millennium Building (WTMB). The facilities opened in 2000, and are located at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex. It is an integral part of the visitor experience, together with the Mansion and gardens.
The large underground vault of the Millennium Seed Bank provides space to store thousands of seed samples. As well as this the WTMB includes advanced seed research and processing facilities and an exhibition about seed conservation.
The exhibition area is housed in the Orange Room, which is located between the two laboratory wings. The public can observe seed research and conservation in action in the laboratories, which are visible through glass walls.
Wellcome Trust Millennium Building,
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