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“A must” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Queen's House

Queen's House
Romney Road, London SE10, England (Greenwich)
+44 20 8312 6565
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Ranked #507 of 2,327 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Serving as the Royal Residence, this historic house was commissioned by Queen Anne of Denmark, the wife of James I (reigned 1603-25), and now displays the National Maritime Museum's early art collection and sponsors special events.
Preston, England, United Kingdom
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Adjacent to the Maritime museum this too is a must. full of maritime paintings it is again an ideal size. Part of a whole area that takes you back o the days when Britain ruled the waves.

Visited April 2013
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Beautiful and wonderful house with so much art to see, the young lady on duty told us so much information about the house it made our visit even more interesting so thank you ,

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“maritime paintings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The Queen's House in Greenwich is an art museum with a maritime theme. The house is a lovely setting for the paintings.

Visited September 2013
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“The art, the architecture.... and 'that' staircase”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

To many visitors to Greenwich The Queen's House is a place you see in the background or in general views. It provided the backdrop to the equestrian events at the London Olympics and Paralympics, and can be seen from the Thames between the two towers of the Old Royal Naval Hospital. Infact, the reason the latter is in two symmetrical buildings is to preserve the view from the Queen's House to the Thames.
Surprisingly few people find time to visit the Queen's House, which is something of a shame. It's a remarkable building in it's own right, with amazing architectural detailing, but it also plays host to some of the more remarkable artworks of the National Maritime Museum. It's probably one of architect Inigo Jones buildings.
For me the highlight is the Tulip Staircase. A bold, yet understated spiral that links all the floors of the building. Classically styled and architecturally perfect!
The building is arranged over three main floors and I was not aware of a lift so if you have mobility problems please check before visiting.

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful. A surviving enigma.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Queen's House is perhaps now known for being the picturesque backdrop during Equestrian Dressage Events at the 2012 London Olympics. But more than that, it is the 'jewel in the crown' of Royal Museums Greenwich and currently shows a small selection of the National Maritime Museum's excellent painting collection. A programme of contemporary work is also being planned. Despite sporadic neglect, it is edging gracefully towards its 400th anniversary. Here you can stand IN history, in the Great Hall, where George I hosted his first reception in 1714 and Nelson's hero Robert Blake lay in state in 1657. The Tulip Staircase is the very first geometric self-supporting spiral stair in Britain 1632-38. The Inigo Jones design 1616, is also the first national example of Palladian architecture... bizarrely, originally a road passed through it! The first 'Astronomer Royal' John Flamsteed lodged here while Wren's Observatory was being built up the hill. The influential Dutch father and son, Willem van de Veldes also worked here at the latter end of the 17th century. There is a lot more to discover, but personally, I think that alone qualifies The Queen's House to be considered rather special. If you remain unconvinced, check out fabulous views of the Old Royal Naval College to the north & the Royal Observatory to the south. Maybe dip into my old unofficial twitter feed https://twitter.com/QHGreenwich for a few more facts . It's FREE & Open 10am - 5pm every day with occasional volunteer-led tours, but do check LATEST INFO for possible room closures - Take as many pictures as you like :)

Visited August 2013
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