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Queen's House, London

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#70 of 222 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • Fabulous place intertwined with history bits and art. The tulip stairs are excellent, the gold leaf on the ceiling is gorgeous. don't forgot to enjoy the intricate painted ceiling. Must go place.
  • This gallery space seems to be something of a secret, with not too many visitors, despite free entry. Wonderful spaces inside and some fine paintings and ceramics. Recommended.
  • Lots of rooms and paintings. Nothing else to see. I was expecting some furniture to show the life of the royals but it is just empty rooms with paintings on the walls and some minor exhibit items. Nothing wrong with this, just not my cup of tea.
  • Lovely, calm atmosphere and no pressure to go round quicker than you want to. Very welcoming staff. Lots to look at and think about. Thoroughly recommended!
  • Lovely place. The tulip stairs are gorgeous, the gold leaf on the ceiling is beautiful, and the painted ceiling is so intricate. There is a lift, which was helpful.

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