BIID Tour of the Warner Textiles Archive 26th March 2019
image credit: © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
BIID members plus a guest are invited on a private tour of The Queens House Greenwich to discover the art, architecture and royal history that make it an unmissable royal attraction, led by an expert guide.
After the tour, we will enjoy a sumptuous Royal Afternoon Tea at the National Maritime Museum, overlooking Greenwich Park.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Queens House is sited as the first building in Britain to be built in the neo-classical Palladian style by architect Inigo Jones. It was commissioned for Anne of Denmark in 1616, the wife of King James I. As well as being architecturally important, it is also famous for its former occupants and its art collection including works by Great Masters such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner and Hogarth. The Queen’s House was completed around 1636 and is considered remarkable for its break with the traditional, red-brick Tudor style of building, and for its elegant proportions and the high quality of its interiors.
Guests are then invited to complete our Royal day out in Greenwich with a traditional afternoon tea of sweet and savoury treats and unlimited tea.
14.00 – 14.15 - Meet at the entrance to the Queens House for registration with a BIID staff member
13.15 to 14.15 - Private tour with expert guide
14.30 to 15.30 – Royal Afternoon Tea at The National Maritime Museum (next door to the Queens House)
WHAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH
Designers will be given an insight into one of the UKs most architecturally important buildings and the lives, loves and collections of the famed residents. The afternoon tea will be a great chance to chat with fellow interior designers over delicious cakes and sandwiches.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
BIID Members plus a guest. Should you be registering a guest to the afternoon please book 2 tickets.
About the venue
House is located right next door to the National Maritime Museum, less than
Bus: the nearest bus stop is on Romney Road (Stop F: National Maritime Museum)
DLR: The nearest station is Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
Rail: Maze Hill and Greenwich Station
Prices are not inclusive of VAT.
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