The Queens House in Greenwich, seen through the gates to the Old Royal Navy College, while students from the University of Greenwich go about their day.
The Queens House was designed in the classical style by Inigo Jones for Anne of Denmark, the queen of King James I, but only completed around 1636. It contains the elegant Tulip Stairs, the first geometric self-supporting spiral staircase in Britain. It also houses the art collection of the National Maritime Museum and best of all is free to enter.
Step right up! This week the Art Museums, Galleries and Curating students in #London visited Greenwich to explore the many museums that make up the historic site. First on the list: the newly-reopened Queen’s House, which is home to the #TulipStairs—the first geometric self-supporting spiral staircase in Britain.
Also on the day’s itinerary: the Royal Museums Greenwich painting collection, the National Maritime Museum, and expert-led tours of the Royal Observatory.
📸 of tulip stairs by @afcalifano#queenshouse#inigojones#greenwich#spiralstaircase#artmuseum#curating