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Commissioned in 1616 by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, the Queen's House is the first purely classical building in Britain and represents a turning point in english architecture.

Designed by Inigo Jones as a private royal retreat, it was completed in 1638 after Charles I had given the House to his queen, Henrietta Maria.

Part of the National Maritime Museum, the House now serves as the principal showcase for the Museum's superb art collection, which includes world-class marine paintings and the largest national collection of British portraits outside the National Portrait Gallery.

The Queen's House is also a superb setting for special events, in keeping with its original role as a 'House of Delights'. 

Today’s opening hours

Year round, every day, 10am to 5pm.

Closed 24 to 26 December.



Year round, every day, 10am to 5pm.

Closed 24 to 26 December.

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Enjoy your trip to Greenwich by rail or river, it takes no time at all. We're just 8 minutes from central London by rail, 20 minutes by DLR, or make the journey part of the fun and arrive by boat. 

For Greenwich town centre, the nearest stations are:

  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Greenwich rail station and Maze Hill rail station
  • Greenwich Pier

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  • Parking is limited in Greenwich, contact if you require accessible parking.


Historic Houses members visit for free.

  • Access statement available
  • Hearing loops
  • Accessible toilets
  • Brail leaflets and signage
  • Large font signs and leaflets