Woburn Treasures at the Queen's House

Queen's House Part Closures

Visitor Notice: On Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 December, the Great Hall of the Queen's House will be closed to the public. The rest of the house, including the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, will be open as usual.

Essential information

Opening times: 
10am - 5pm. 13 February 2020 - 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 will be the first time in over 60 years that pieces from Woburn's world famous private collection have been on public display in a national museum.

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

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.

Coming to the Queen’s House 13 February 2020.

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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.