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Visitor Centre

Start your exploration of the Old Royal Naval College at the Visitor Centre which houses a museum of artefacts, hands-on displays, curiosities, costumes and film footage, offering you a fascinating overview of the long history of this site

Spot Henry VIII’s bedroom within an intricate replica of Greenwich Palace that stood on these grounds over 500 years ago. See the vast scale model of Sir Christopher Wren’s design for the King William’s dome. Explore a full-size model of a 18th Century Naval pensioner’s cabin.

Also known as the Pepys Building, named after the famous diarist, the front elevation of the Visitor Centre is adorned with busts of influential maritime figures including Sir Francis Drake and Admiral Lord Nelson.

The Tourist Information Centre (TIC) for Greenwich is also housed at the Visitor Centre, with a Bureau de Change and Left Luggage option.

You can either buy your tickets online or in the Visitor Centre, which is where your site tour starts.

Interact with history

The Visitor Centre is packed with a fascinating permanent collection of historical artefacts, film footage, and hands-on displays for children of all ages to interact with.

Venture inside a pensioner’s cabin, play with the building blocks or try the knight’s helmet and handle.