Queen's House closure

Visitor notice: On Saturday 19 and Sunday 27 August, the Great Hall, Tulip Stair and some ground floor rooms of The Queens House will be closed. The rest of the House remains open. 

Essential information

Date and time: 
Wednesdays, 6 - 27 Sept | 6.30-8.30pm
£25 per event, £20 Concessions | £80 all four events, £60 Concessions
Queen's House, Great Hall
Talks & courses
Evenings and Lates
Queen's House

A series of evening lectures and a choral performance at the Queen's House 

Henry VIII’s break with the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church in the 1530s sent shock waves across England and the rest of Europe. The repercussions for Henry’s kingdom and dynasty were profound with his children Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I divided between Protestantism and Catholicism.

As part of the Reformation Anniversary (1517–2017), Royal Museums Greenwich are hosting a during September 2017 on related themes given by acknowledged experts and renowned performers.

These cover topics from Henry’s decision to divorce Katharine of Aragon and the defeat of the Spanish Armada spurring Elizabethan engagement with Islamic states, to the sacred music of Thomas Tallis, who lived and is buried in Greenwich, and the art and architecture of the Chapels Royal.

The four events in the Great Hall of the recently refurbished Queen’s House, followed by a wine reception in the Orangery.

Please note: special offer for multiple events available only through phone booking. Contact 020 8312 6608


6 September

Dr David Starkey

Henry VIII and the Reformation: From Defender of the Faith to Supreme Head of the Church

13 September

Professor Jerry Brotton

This Orient Isle: Tudor England and the Islamic World

20 September

The Queen’s Ensemble

Fit for a Queen: Mary I, Elizabeth I and the Music of Thomas Tallis

27 September

Dr Simon Thurley

The Chapel Royal: The Jewel in the Tudor Crown