The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Queen's House Closure

Visitor notice: The Queen's House will be closed to the public from Monday 27 January until Wednesday 12 February, in order to prepare the House for our new exhibitions Faces of a Queen and Woburn Treasures. We apologise for the inconvenience. To hear more about the artworks coming to the Queen's House in 2020, sign up to our newsletter.

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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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