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Old Royal Naval College

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General admission

About the partner

The centrepiece of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, the classical buildings of the Old Royal Naval College were designed by England’s greatest architects and are considered amongst the finest in Europe. Featuring the sumptuous Painted Hall, the site has seen a variety of uses, as Greenwich Palace, the Royal Naval Hospital of Seamen and then the Royal Naval College.

What do I need to know?

The birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, there is lots to see at the Old Royal Naval College. The Painted Ceiling is an epic 18th century masterpiece, now reopen following extensive renovation. You can visit The Chapel and The Sackler Gallery to learn about the history and creation of the site, or take a tour as well as hands-on exhibits for children to explore. Tours take place at set times throughout the day, so if you’d like to join one, check times with the box office when you enter.

Important information
  • Do individuals and families need to book in advance? NO
  • Can groups attend if booked in advance? NO

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