Covid-19 Update

We are pleased to say that our grounds and retail shops are now open. We hope to open our indoor spaces, including the Painted Hall, from 17 May, subject to Government guidelines. Find Out More

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Getting Here

We’re in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site. Just eight minutes on the train from London Bridge.
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Annual pass tickets to the Painted Hall cost just £12.50 online and give you unlimited entry for a whole year.

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Funding is still vital to keep our gardens, buildings and treasures maintained – please consider making a donation to support our work.

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Welcome to the Old Royal Naval College, an extraordinary cultural destination in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Grounds Now Open

Welcome back to Greenwich's grandest square this spring, with a host of activities to enjoy on our expansive riverside grounds.

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500 Years of British History

Our iconic riverside estate has five centuries of rich history linking an incredible cast of monarchs and famous British figures.

The Painted Hall is the jewel in our crown and one of London's 'hidden gems'.

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Discover Our Stories

Explore a 360 degree virtual tour of the Painted Hall, learn to draw with children’s illustrator Nick Ellwood, and hear more about our brand new exhibition that explores the lives of Black Greenwich Pensioners.

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Black Greenwich Pensioners

Between 1694 and 1869, the Old Royal Naval College was home to the Royal Hospital for Seamen. The Hospital offered board and lodging to Royal Navy personnel who had become disabled by age, injury or sickness.

The constant turnover of naval personnel in the 1700s made the Royal Navy the world’s largest employer of ‘free’ (that is not enslaved) Black labour at a time when Britain was the largest trader in human lives. These pages, based on ongoing research, introduces some of these forgotten mariners and their extraordinary journeys, sufferings and victories.

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Eat, drink, shop

Whether you wish to enjoy a leisurely lunch in the Café, a drink in the Pub or a picnic in the grounds, we have a range of food and drink options for you to choose from.

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Chapel Services

Our Chapel has reopened for worship, with Sunday services and limited hours for private prayer.

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