Lime plastering restoration project secured: Queens House, National Maritime Museum
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the internal lime plastering restoration for this Grade I listed heritage property. We are applying four coats of lime plaster to masonry walls inside the house.
To celebrate its 400th anniversary in July 2016, The Queens House, National Maritime Museum will go through a major renovation. The property will close whilst plaster renovation takes place. The ceiling in the King’s Presence Chamber will be restored to its royal splendour, complementing the Queen’s Presence Chamber (which was restored in 2013). Both rooms will have a bold new colour on the walls – bright blue for the King’s and bright red for the Queen’s, befitting their 17th-century majesty.
Queens House was designed by Inigo Jones in 1616 – this splendid 17th-century royal villa was the first classical building in England and made famous today for its extraordinary art collection and former occupants.
Did you know…
The famous architect Inigo Jones was commissioned to design the building in 1616 by King James I’s wife, Anne of Denmark – supposedly a gift from the king to apologise for swearing in front of her after she had accidentally killed one of his favourite dogs during a hunt.