The Queen's House

The Queen's House Inigo Jones’s architectural masterpiece was the first of its kind in Britain. For over 400 years it’s been home to beautiful art and pioneering design.

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On 18 March 1554, Mary I imprisoned Princess Elizabeth in the Tower of London on suspicion of being involved in Wyatt's Protestant rebellion against her.

Discover the story:

Elizabeth I in film and TV
Elizabeth I in film and TV

Elizabeth I in film and TV

All sorts of incredible actors have taken on the role from Glenda Jackson to Judi Dench and now, with the release of Mary, Queen of Scots, Margot Robbie. But how exactly do these films represent her?

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What’s your favourite work of the year?

Art Fund are looking for the public’s favourite work of art – and we are very excited that Ship of Fools by Kehinde Wiley is on the shortlist 🎉

Vote now for a chance to win a Lifetime National Art Pass:

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Did you know that Queen Elizabeth I didn't like posing for portraits and probably only posed for about five in her lifetime?

Mat Collishaw reflects on the masks Elizabeth I wore all her life:


Nearly 400 years ago today, Anne of Denmark, wife and mother of English kings, passed away. She was an important patron of the arts and commissioned our very own Queen's House.

Thanks Anne!

See Anne's portrait on display at the Queen's House:

A royal love story

Happy Valentine's Day! We're celebrating Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, who got married on Valentine's Day in 1613.

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Woman Crush Wednesday

While past historians have dismissed and belittled Anna of Denmark, wife to James I, a new wave of thinking describes her as an able politician and important patron of the arts.

She commissioned the Queen’s House, the first classical building in England where her portrait now hangs.


This week we are celebrating Elizabeth I's ascent to the throne in 1558 by exploring her rise, reign and reputation.

The Armada Portrait Returns

The beautifully restored Armada Portrait is back on display after months of careful conservation work.
Curator of the Queen's House, Christine Riding, talks us through the magnificent painting.
See it for free:


David Starkey talks to us live, following his lecture on Henry VIII and the English Reformation.
This kicks off our Tudor lecture series, see the other fascinating talks:

Welcome to the Queen's House! Inigo Jones's architectural masterpiece, we've been home to beautiful art and pioneering d...

Welcome to the Queen's House!
Inigo Jones's architectural masterpiece, we've been home to beautiful art and pioneering design for over 400 years.
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The Queen's House, Romney Road, Greenwich

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Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
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