Construction of an Icon: A Triumphal Procession

Queen's House Closure

Visitor Notice: On Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 October, the Great Hall, the Undercroft, and the South Side of the Queen's House will be closed to the public. On Tuesday 22 October, the entire house will be closed to visitors.

Essential information

Date and time: 
12 April | 10.30 - 11.45
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
Queen's House
Season: 
Queen's House

On Friday 12 April, multi-award-winning actor Christopher Green takes on the role of Elizabeth I in a grand procession from the Queen's House to the National Portrait Gallery. 

About the day

The day starts at the Queen's House, in the heart of Greenwich Park. Here, Christopher Green will be transforming into the icon of Elizabeth I. You can join us to bid the Queen on her way at the following locations:

  • 10.30–11.15   The Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich
  • 11.15–11.30  The Great Court, Water Gates, The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Or join us to welcome the Queen in song and celebration at

  • 15.00–15.30    The North Terrace in Trafalgar Square (outside the National Gallery)
  • 15.30–17.30  The National Portrait Gallery

Construction of an Icon is a performance, a creative design and a communities’ project, which offers new ways to share histories of Elizabeth I, and disseminate the iconic Armada Portrait with new audiences. It has been commissioned by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund UK as part of the Armada Portrait Project. 

Read the story behind the project here.

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