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Queen's House
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The Queen's House has partnered with Smartify, the world's most downloaded museum app, to make it easier than ever to explore Greenwich's historic house and art gallery.

Choose from a range of dedicated audio tours of the Queen's House and listen along using your own phone.

To get started, click here to see the current tours available, or keep reading to find out more about each guide.

You can also download the Smartify app for free from the Apple or Android app store, and discover a host of other museums and historic attractions, including the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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.

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Queen's House classic audio tour


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.

The tour is currently available in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, European Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean.


The Van de Veldes audio tour


The Van de Veldes were two of the most sought-after marine artists in 17th century Europe.

From their studio in the Queen's House, the father-son duo transformed marine painting in Britain. Their sketches, drawings and paintings inspired generations of artists including J.M.W. Turner.

This audio tour follows the journey of these émigré artists, and explores how they changed the course of British maritime art.


Fierce Royals audio tour


Get ready for an audio guide like no other - join drag king and queer historian Christian Adore for 'a very gay tour' of the Queen's House!

He'll take you on a personal audio tour, sharing just some of the "deliciously gay stories" contained within its galleries.

Along the way, he'll introduce the performers and artists that make our annual event Fierce Queens a night to treasure, allowing them to share their own experiences of representation and inclusivity in the historic space.

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Queen's House

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  • Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I
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