Queen’s House guided tours

Queen's House closure

Visitor notice. On Saturday 26 May the the Great Hall, Tulip Stairs and some ground floor rooms will be closed from 10am - 2pm. The rest of the House and galleries remain open including the Armada Portrait.

Essential information

Opening times: 
Tours: 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm | Queen's House open 9am-5pm daily
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.