The Old Royal Naval College …

… Take a moment in time.

Set in the heart of Maritime Greenwich’s UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Royal Naval College is a remarkable place to visit, steeped in over 500 years of history.

Explore Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic riverside masterpiece and walk in the footsteps of Tudor monarchs in the grounds of the former Greenwich Palace, birthplace of King Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. As part of a visit you’ll discover magnificent architecture and atmospheric grounds alongside finding out more about the stories of the people who made it their home.

Nestled on the banks on the River Thames, no trip to the Old Royal Naval College is complete without visiting the site’s famous Painted Hall. Completed in 1726 by Sir James Thornhill following 19 years of painstaking work, the Painted Hall features an epic interior and is known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’. Depicting a cast of over 200 characters covering its vast ceiling and walls, it is an extraordinary place not to be missed. The newly restored Nelson Room will open in Spring 2022, reflecting on Nelson’s lying-in-state in the Painted Hall and his role in history.

Situated moments from Cutty Sark DLR or a quick 10 minute walk from Greenwich Train Station the Old Royal Naval College is easy to get too, plus pre-booked coach drop off and pick-up or short-stay coach parking is now available on request.

With special discounts for groups and plenty of catering options please contact Harmesh to discuss your requirements in more detail on / 020 8269 4752 or

Contact box office on / 020 8269 4799.

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