The Queen's House was designed by the architect, Inigo Jones, for Anne of Denmark, wife of James I. Construction began in 1616.
Queen's House is now the art gallery for the National Maritime Museum and includes works by Canaletto and Van der Veldes.
In the wings of the Queen's House is located a collection of nautical artifacts, displays and historical exhibitions. These include:
- Astronomical and Navigational Devices ranging from astrolabes and armillary spheres to quadrants, nocturnals and sundials.
- Maps and charts dating from the medieval period to the present day. Some were used by well known naval officers to plan/record events that became history.
- Maritime-related coins and medals from around the world.
- Carved figureheads and other seafaring objects from the late 17th century until the early 20th century.
Admission is free.
The National Maritime Museum is next to the Queen's House.