The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Queen's House Part Closures

Visitor Notice: On Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 December, the Great Hall of the Queen's House will be closed to the public. The rest of the house, including the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, will be open as usual.

Essential information

Opening times: 
Open daily 10am-5pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
Queen's House
Season type: 
Queen's House

The iconic Armada portrait of Elizabeth I commemorates the most famous conflict of her reign – the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in summer 1588.

New for 2020: see the three surviving Armada portraits together for the first time. Visit Faces of a Queen

The painting is on permanent public display in the Queen's Presence Chamber in the Queen’s House, on the site of the original Greenwich Palace, which was the birthplace of Elizabeth I. 

 

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