Painted Hall Display: Letter written by Sir Christopher Wren
On October 11, 1700, Sir Christopher Wren wrote a letter in his own hand to Thomas Gilbert, Overseer of the King’s Quarries of the Isle of Portland requesting a supply of 2,000 tons of Portland stone for the building of the Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich.
This letter, alongside information on the significance of Portland Stone, and explaining how the stone was brought from Dorset to London will be exhibited in the Painted Hall vestibule from 25 February to commemorate Christopher Wren’s death.
Please note: This exhibition is included in the general entry ticket price.
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