The Tulip Stairs

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.

Essential information

Opening times: 
Open daily | 10am–5pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
Queen's House, Ground floor

See the dramatic Great Hall and Tulip Stairs in Inigo Jones's beautifully designed Queen's House in Greenwich.

The sweeping Tulip Stairs are one of the original features of the Queen’s House. This ornate, wrought iron structure was the first geometric self-supporting spiral stair in Britain. It is also the location of the Rev R. W. Hardy’s famous ‘ghost’ photograph taken in 1966, which appears to show two or three shrouded figures on the staircase – a phenomenon that has never been explained logically to this day.

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