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Old Royal Naval College

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Admission to a tour of the Painted Hall

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. It was also the birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, there is lots to explore at the Old Royal Naval College.

What do I need to know?

The Old Royal Naval College is made-up of free and charged for parts. You can use your Time Credits to join a tour of the Painted Hall, an epic 18th century masterpiece. Tours take place at set times every day so check times online or at the box office upon arrival. The Chapel, Sackler Gallery and Visitor Centre are free to visit so make sure to enjoy them too. Here you can learn about the history and creation of the site and there are plenty of hands-on exhibits to let the kids explore as well.

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

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