Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College
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Explore Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic architecture at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.


The Old Royal Naval College grew up on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich, where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born.

William and Mary commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to design the present buildings in 1695 to house naval pensioners, and these became the Royal Naval College in 1873.

The Painted Hall, decorated by Sir James Thornhill, and the Chapel are especially worth visiting as are the beautiful grounds.

The Greenwich Foundation took over the administration of the site when the Royal Navy left the site in 1998.

The Old Royal Naval College won Visitor Attraction of the Year at the London Tourism Awards 2020.

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Opening Times

Free entry and free tours of the grounds and buildings; £13.50 for an adult ticket to the Painted Hall.

Opening Times

Grounds open daily 08:00-18:00, Painted Hall, Chapel and Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre open 10:00-17:00. Closed 24-26 December.

Venue Details & Map

Old Royal Naval College

King William Walk
SE10 9NN
+44 (0)20 8269 4799
Public transport:
Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich.

Facilities & Accessibility


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Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Automatic doors
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
Hearing loop system
Information available in large print
Accessible Parking Facilities
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Low payment counters
Low reception or information counters
Portable chip and pin machines
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Food shop
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Set price menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Offers charity rates
Wedding service
General Facilities
On site parking
Payment Facilities
Free entry
Group rates available

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