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Queen's House, London

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#61 of 164 in Museums in London
Built as a royal residence between 1616 and 1619, Queen's House now forms part of the National Maritime Museum and displays a large collection of its artwork. The first consciously classical structure to be built in the Isles, the house is considered one of the most important buildings in Britain's rich architectural history. Explore the revolutionary residence, featuring a striking tulip staircase and marble floors, and admire the array of nautical-themed art. To learn more about the historical house and the works on display, join a guided a tour. Make Queen's House part of your personalized London itinerary using our London trip planning website .
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  • August 19, 2017
    This was a house for the queen when away from London. It was recently refurbished. The beauty of this house is expressed in every room and hallway. Great history of the house explained by signs in the...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Who an hour can spare ye shall here definitely in. It's free and you can see great pictures. You can watch past there quickly on the way to the Observatory.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Queens House is a beautiful looking building, the best view of the building is probably from the Greenwich Observatory. Life is more problematic when inside, nearly devoid of furniture, the Queens...  more »
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  • The famous instagrammable Tulip Stairs are housed here, in Queens House! Tulip stairs are the first spiral stairs in UK that didn't have any support structure. Apart from that, there is a huge art collection, beautiful ceilings and marble floors, to spend 2-3 hours while being in Greenwich area. The entrance is through a small door in the floor of the building, not easily to notice - free entrance.
  • Arguably a lesser known Greenwich attraction but definitely pop in - you could spend hours looking at the art but even if you only have 10 minutes, the hall and tulip staircase are well worth the quick stop.
  • Nicely maintained and friendly staff. Free admission. The house itself is beautiful, and it's filled with a large amount of interesting stuff.
  • A Beautiful building in one of London's greatest areas, with an amazing collection of Maritime paintings inside! The Tulip Stairs are also a wonderful sight to behold.
  • Lots of paintings on show! Be sure to ask the staff about the history of the building, I found this far more interesting than the art!

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