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), George Stubbs, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, 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 1638the 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.