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Queen's House

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Address: Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
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+44 20 8858 4422

Serving as the Royal Residence, this historic house was commissioned by...

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.

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Nice building/typical art museum

Built in the early seventeenth century was the royal residence. It was a first building in the U.K. built in a classic style. Located on the edge of Greenwich Park next to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Built in the early seventeenth century was the royal residence. It was a first building in the U.K. built in a classic style. Located on the edge of Greenwich Park next to National Maritime Museum . Small art museum in a really nice building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to visit! Its free, but a donation is a great idea to do. Especially loved the tulip rail staircase. Lots of art and history to see here.

Thank travelsnearandfar
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building in itself currently being used as an art gallery. It's free to enter and not massive so nice to pop in for half an hour. The grand hall and the spiral staircase are stunning. Some of the artwork is fabulous (and some wasn't my cup of tea!) but a good mix.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting collection of art, mostly related to the sea. There is a staircase named the Tulip Stairs, although the flowers are probably Lilies. Great views down to the River and up to the Royal Observatory.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry and lots of lovely paintings to see across the 20+ rooms of this beautiful residence. If you're around Greenwich then you must go and take a look. The Queen's House has been renovated and is really quite beautiful. Some may stay for a few hours but we were a bit museumed out when we arrived so only really... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great architecture, great art, beautiful building And lots of history to go with it, worth a visit when you are in Greenwich , free entry

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house has been beautifully restored and is crammed with wonderful paintings in 22 rooms (I think) something like 450 paintings plus other treasures. The tulip staircase (actually believed to be fillies) is a work of art in itself. Free admission makes this a must-see, you don't have to be a history buff or art lover to enjoy it (it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Queens House has recently been tastefully refurbished. It is full of splendid paintings many of which come from the Maritime Museum and some from other places including one lent by the Queen.The architecture of Indigo Jones is breathtaking especially the Great Hall which is said to be a perfect cube.The tiles on the floor and the pattern on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Former royal residence now part of the National Maritime Museum. Stately classical design by Inigo Jones. Beautiful black and white marble tiles in the great hall area and of course the elegant tulip staircase. Good collection of maritime paintings and portraits. Splendid colonnade that connects from the National Maritime Museum tp the house. The entry to the Queens House was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Contains art,architecture and royal history Small house well worth visiting Amazing floors I so appreciated this

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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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