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The Queen’s House

Historic House / Palace

Romney Road
Greenwich
London
SE10 9NF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

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The Queen's House

The Queen’s House Greenwich will celebrated their 400th anniversary last year of its commissioning and design. When the House reopened, visitors were able to see Orazio Gentileschi’s Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife displayed in this iconic building for the first time since 1650. The painting, which is part of the Royal Collection, was one of a sequence commissioned by King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria for the Queen’s House.

Designed by Inigo Jones in 1616 for the wife of James I, Anne of Denmark, the Queen’s House was the first classical building in the country and is an acknowledged masterpiece of 17th-century architecture.  It houses an internationally renowned collection of paintings by masters including Turner, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Stubbs, and van de Veldes as well as exciting contemporary fine art.

Highlights of the Queen’s House include the Great Hall, a perfectly proportioned cube hall with its striking marble floor and geometrically-patterned black-and-white design as well as the iconic elegant Tulip Stairs which were the first geometric self-supporting spiral stair in Britain. The Queen’s House is also home to a ghost! A photograph from 1966 purportedly shows 2 or 3 shrouded figures on the staircase – climb it if you dare!

The Queen’s House is free to visit with the exception of special exhibitions and guided tours.

Connected to the National Maritime Museum by beautiful colonnades, the Queen’s House is also just minutes’ walk from the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2016

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*

* The Queen’s House is shut on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Reduced opening hours on New Year’s Day.
Extended opening hours in the summer months.
Occasionally there are unavoidable closures to parts of the site for maintenance and events.

The Queen’s House will be closed from 26 July 2015 for restoration and development works and will re-launch in July 2016 to mark the building’s 400th year anniversary.

Up to date opening hour information can be found at www.rmg.co.uk/visi

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Entrance to the Queen’s House is free

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