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The Queen's HouseThe Queens House in the London disctrict of Greenwich has a long history, starting when Anne of Denmark commmissioned the build in 1616. However, Anne never saw the House completed. The House was finished in 1635, only after Anne's son gave the House to his queen. The house alone is a museum on it self with the great hall, painted ceiling and the tulip stairs. But besides the intriguing history of the House it self the Queens House offers a variety of beautiful paintings. The Art of the van de Veldes exhibition is a good example of this. Father and son van de Velde..
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.. moved from Amsterdam to London in 1673-1674 to paint for the English market, notably for Charles the second. Their presenence and their flourishing studio, established in the Queens House, laid the foundation for marine painting in England. This gives the exhibition an extra dimension and makes it special. Other exhibitions include Art of the Nation, including 200 of the museum's finest works by international artist; The Royal Hospital School gallery, depicting life at the Royal Hospital School in Greenwich; Historic Greenwich gallery, highlighting the history of the House and its surroundings and The Tudors at Greenwich gallery, displaying the earliest period of English history.