The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Queen's House Closure

Visitor Notice: On Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 October, the Great Hall, the Undercroft, and the South Side of the Queen's House will be closed to the public. On Tuesday 22 October, the entire house will be closed to visitors.

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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.

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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