Woburn Treasures at the Queen's House Art Gallery

Greenwich Comedy festival

Between 21 - 29 September there will be no access in front of the Queen's House Art Gallery, the South Lawns or the colonnades due to Greenwich Comedy Festival. The National Maritime Museum car park will also be closed. All our sites will be open as normal. 

Essential information

Opening times: 
10.30am - 4pm. Open until Easter 2021
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
Queen's House

An historic collaboration sees a significant collection of artworks from Woburn Abbey come to the Queen’s House.

Featuring works by Van Dyck, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Canaletto, this is the first time in over 70 years that pieces from Woburn's world famous private collection have been on public display in a national museum. 

The artworks hang alongside significant works from the renowned national collection of Royal Museums Greenwich.

The Queen's House Art Gallery has reopened. Book your free gallery entry now to visit Woburn Treasures. 

What can I see?

  • Full-length portrait of Anne of Denmark by Flemish artist Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. Anne, queen consort of James I, commissioned architect Inigo Jones to build the Queen’s House in Greenwich
  • Lady Elizabeth Keppel by Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • Regatta on the Grand Canal by Canaletto
  • Lucy Harington, Countess of Bedford. The portrait depicts Harington wearing a costume for one of the masques presented by Inigo Jones
  • Sculptures, ceramics and a silver-gilt toilet service.

Anne of Denmark, consort of James I, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, c.1610-13. From the Woburn Abbey Collection.

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Generously supported by The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation

About Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. Originally founded as a Cistercian Abbey, it was given to the 1st Earl of Bedford by Henry VIII and has remained the seat of the Russell family and Dukes of Bedford ever since.  

Find out more about Woburn Abbey

Main image: Regatta on the Grand Canal by Canaletto. From the Woburn Abbey Collection.

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.