The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Queen's House partial closure

The Great Hall, Orangery and Tulip Stairs will be closed on Saturday 22 February from 12 noon onwards. The rest of the Queen’s House, including Faces of a Queen will be open as usual.


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Open daily 10am-5pm
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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.

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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