The Tulip Stairs

Greenwich Comedy festival

Between 21 - 29 September there will be no access in front of the Queen's House Art Gallery, the South Lawns or the colonnades due to Greenwich Comedy Festival. The National Maritime Museum car park will also be closed. All our sites will be open as normal. 

Essential information

Opening times: 
Open daily | 10am–5pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
Queen's House, Ground floor

See the dramatic Great Hall and Tulip Stairs in Inigo Jones's beautifully designed Queen's House in Greenwich.

The sweeping Tulip Stairs are one of the original features of the Queen’s House. This ornate, wrought iron structure was the first geometric self-supporting spiral stair in Britain. It is also the location of the Rev R. W. Hardy’s famous ‘ghost’ photograph taken in 1966, which appears to show two or three shrouded figures on the staircase – a phenomenon that has never been explained logically to this day.

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