The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Queen's House Partial Closure

Due to a private event, the Great Hall and the Tulip Stairs will close to visitors from 10:30-1:30 pm on Friday 6 November. The rest of the Queen's House will be open as usual. 

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Open daily 10.30am-4pm
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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.

Discover more online: the symbolism of the Armada Portrait


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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