Queen’s House guided tours

Cutty Sark closure

Visitor notice: Cutty Sark will be closed on Sunday 1 March for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The Park Row car park will also be closed to the public all weekend. On 29 February and 1 March access to the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House will be via the Romey Road or William Walk gates. Our other museum sites will be open as usual. Plan your visit

Essential information

Opening times: 
Daily tour: 12 noon | Queen's House open 10am-5pm daily
Admission: 
Ticketed
Location: 
Queen's House
Season type: 
Talks & courses

Come on a guided tour and discover the art, architecture and royal history that make the Queen's House an unmissable royal attraction.

The tour will:

  • Discuss the history of Greenwich from a royal residence to today.  
  • Guide you through the artwork on view, including works by Willem Van De Velde (both the Elder and Younger), J.M.W. Turner, Joshua Reynolds, William Hogarth and the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I. 

Commissioned by Anne of Denmark, the wife of James I, and built between 1616 and 1638, the Queen's House was the first building in Britain built in the classical style as well as the only part of the royal palace complex at Greenwich still standing. The house was recently restored in time for its 400th anniversary with the addition of a major commission by the Turner Prize- winning artist Richard Wright.

Tours subject to staff availability.

Tour duration: approximately one hour

Bags at the Queen’s House: Please note that due to the delicate nature of some of the displays, visitors are not permitted to wear backpacks or carry large bags while in the galleries. Lockers are available at reception: find out more about our facilities here.