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Queen's House

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Address: Romney Road | Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, England
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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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A wonderful resource to enjoy

This has been completely refurbished and redesigned since I last visited. The beautiful loggia has been redecorated and glitters with gold and you can now really appreciate the... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been completely refurbished and redesigned since I last visited. The beautiful loggia has been redecorated and glitters with gold and you can now really appreciate the true beauty of the tulip staircase opening out to the stunning marble patterned floor below and the view of the Thames beyond.We stumbled upon (our own private history lesson) a lecture on... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a party of elderly pensioners to visit Queen's House. From booking the outing to the end of our visit the attention to detail was superb. We stared our visit with coffee in the Coffee shop which was very nice with plenty of setting. Humphrey our contact has arranged a guide who was excellent. There was a wheelchair available... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The House contains an interesting art collection and is architecturally glorious. Lovely to wander through and explore. The staff are friendly and helpful and we didn't feel rushed at all.

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Thank oggrocks
London, United Kingdom
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Free entry to this gem of a house in Greenwich park. There is more to see than I first thought. The tulip staircase is a wonderful sight. There are rooms on the upper floor that have related paintings and other treasures. There is a small shop, toilet facilities and lifts. If in Greenwich this is a must see.

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Thank Duncan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here as it is free entry, whilst we were visiting the Tall Ships Regatta. Staff were very friendly. A beautiful building with themed rooms containing artefacts and paintings with naval history. Really well thought out and presented. The central hall, which is a perfect cube shape, has some interesting technology whereby you can use a hand held screen to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to enter and right next door to the Maritime Museum you should see inside this impressive house. Recently restored and reopened there lots of rooms to explore with impressive art and decorations to view. Good views up to the observatory and down to the river.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely building is a little gem. So many interesting facts, so many lovely paintings. The staff were very helpful and well-informed. Clearly happy to share their knowledge, we (a group of ten Blind Veterans) could have lingered a while. But Greenwich is a fascinating and beautiful experience and needs more time. We had to move on. I've already earmarked... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greenwich has so much to offer, for example if you like art next to the National Maritime Museum is the free to visit Queens House which was built in the 17th century. The building was originally a royal residence and then it became an orphanage for children of seamen and now houses an amazing art collection, many from the great... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this pretty palace. The paintings are amazing. I was particularly intetested in Samuel Pepys & the painting of him & his great friend Will Heuwer were fantastic.

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fabulous building is good to visit for the architecture and setting along. However, it then has the added bonus of an abundance of wonderful artwork. Also, the staff we spoke to were really knowledgeable and helpful.

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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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