Private guided tour of the Queen's House, Greenwich
Guided Tour | The Queen's House
Saturday 1 July 2017 - 13:45
The Queen's House in Greenwich has recently re-opened after major restoration to celebrate 400 years since its commission by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I. This guided tour will focus on what is recognised to be the finest collection of marine art in the world with paintings by William Hogarth, George Stubbs, Hans Holbein, William Hodges and Thomas Gainsborough amongst others.
The Queen's House is on the site of Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Elizabeth I and was the first classical building in England designed by Inigo Jones and comprises of 22 rooms filled with art, the Great Hall (designed by Inigo Jones and with modern ceiling decoration by Turner-Prize winner Richard Wright) and the Tulip Stairs, a geometic self-supporting structure, the first of its kind in Britain and the location of ghostly sightings.
Afternoon tea in the National Maritime Museum adjacent to the Queen's House will be arranged to follow the tour.
This event has been organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.