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TitleThe Queen's House
SummaryThe 17th-century Queen's House, designed by Inigo Jones, was the first example of Palladian architecture in England and now showcases the Museum's outstanding fine art collection.
AddressRomney Road,
Greenwich,
London SE10 9NF
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Websitewww.rmg.co.uk/queens-house
DescriptionA perfectly proportioned Palladian house designed in 1616 by Inigo Jones, the Queen's House is the splendid setting for an art gallery displaying part of the National Maritime Museum's extensive collection of naval portraits and seascapes, as well as paintings of Greenwich. These include Canaletto's view of the Old Royal Naval College, a scene virtually unchanged since the 18th century.
The building itself is admired for its Great Hall and Tulip Staircase. The house was given by Charles I to his French wife Henrietta Maria in 1635.
Access informationAll floors of the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House are accessible via lifts.
Opening hoursMonday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
Entrance feesEntry is free
Telephone020 8858 4422

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