Woburn Treasures at the Queen's House

Cutty Sark closure

Visitor notice: Cutty Sark will be closed on Sunday 1 March for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The Park Row car park will also be closed to the public all weekend. On 29 February and 1 March access to the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House will be via the Romey Road or William Walk gates. Our other museum sites will be open as usual. Plan your visit

Essential information

Opening times: 
10am - 5pm. Open until 17 January 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.

See the Armada Portraits together at Faces of a Queen

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.