The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Queen's House Armada
Visitor notice: On Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March there will be limited Access to the Queen's House. The Great Hall and King's Bedchamber will be closed.
The Queen's Presence Chamber, home to the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, will be closed to install our new Armada partner piece. This gallery will re-open to visitors on Wednesday 20 March. 

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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.

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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