Essential Information

Type Exhibitions
Queen's House
Date and Times 25 October - 3 December | 11am-4pm, Monday-Saturday
Prices Free

In the building where the painting was first started, a masterpiece is being restored to its former glory – and you can watch as it happens.

Visit the Queen's House to experience Conservation in Action.

See conservators work on one of the largest paintings in the collection and discover how they confront centuries of deterioration with care, craft and precision.

Plus find out more about the van de Veldes, the father-son duo who helped to transform British maritime art.

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Follow the Fleet

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Plan your visit

Tickets and Opening

Free entry
Advance booking recommended

25 October - 3 December 2021

Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier

With grateful thanks

A Royal Visit to the Fleet is conserved with Art Fund support in 2019, along with the following: Arts Scholars, The Aurelius Charitable Trust, John S Cohen Foundation, The Golden Bottle Trust, Golsoncott Foundation, Girdlers’ Company, The Hartnett Conservation Trust, Charles Hayward Foundation, Historic Houses Foundation, Idlewild Trust, The Leche Trust, The Radcliffe Trust and a private individual donor.

Choose your tickets

Conservation in Action is open Monday-Saturday from 25 October - 3 December 2021. Click the ticket link below and book your free visit.

A woman stands looking up at the spiral staircase in the Queen's House known as the Tulip Stairs

Queen's House

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
  • Woburn Treasures exhibition
Free entry
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A father and son look through a porthole on the main deck of historic ship Cutty Sark

Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
Direct Debit One-off
Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £60 Family: from £70

Member tickets

  • Free Museums entry
  • Priority booking
  • Membership card number required
Advance booking recommended