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Queen's House
Price Free

Commanding views of Greenwich Park and the River Thames, the Queen’s House is one of Greenwich’s most iconic landmarks.

Commissioned in 1616 by Anne of Denmark (the wife of King James I), the building was designed by pioneering architect Inigo Jones.

On this free tour, discover the history of the UK’s first classical building, now home to a world-renowned art collection.

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A photograph of the exterior of the Queen's House in Greenwich

How does it work?

We've partnered with Smartify, the world's most downloaded museum app, to make it easier than ever to explore the Queen's House.

To get started, click here to listen to the tour on your phone. You can also download Smartify for free from the Apple or Android app store. 

You can do this now or when you arrive. Entry to the Queen's House is free, but you must have a ticket to enter. Book online in advance here.

Audio guide features

  • Expert commentary on the history of the Queen’s House: learn how and why it was built, discover who lived and worked here, and find out about the 450-plus artworks on display.
  • Rich audio, images and text: lean back and listen or read the transcript – explore the Queen's House at your own pace and in your own way.
  • Listen again when you get home: want to check something you heard during your visit? Once the app is installed, you can always tune in again.

Like what you hear?

We are so thankful to be open once more, but the pandemic has been once of the hardest years in the building's long history. For every month Royal Museums Greenwich has been closed, we've lost £1 million in revenue – yet our care for this historic building and its treasures continues.

If you enjoy the tour, please consider leaving a donation to help continue that work.

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