The Tulip Stairs

Queen's House Armada
Visitor notice: On Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March there will be limited Access to the Queen's House. The Great Hall and King's Bedchamber will be closed.
The Queen's Presence Chamber, home to the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, will be closed to install our new Armada partner piece. This gallery will re-open to visitors on Wednesday 20 March. 

Essential information

Opening times: 
Open daily | 10am–5pm
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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