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The Queen’s House, Greenwich

 Distant view of the Queen's House, Greenwich

Distant view of the Queen’s House

The Queen’s House was built by Inigo Jones, principally between 1629-40.   It  now houses the National Gallery of Naval Art, previously housed in the Painted Hall in the Royal Naval College, and admission is free.

One of the paintings on exhibit is of the Somerset House Conference, which brought about the end of the Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604.

Painting of Beard-off at Somerset House

Beard-off at Somerset House

Facade of the Queen's House

Facade of the Queen’s House

Interior of the Queen's House, looking up

Interior of the Queen’s House, looking up from downstairs

The Tulip Stairs

The so-called Tulip Stairs

Interior of the Queen's House, looking down

Interior of the Queen’s House, looking down from upstairs