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Visitor Centre

The history of Greenwich starts here. Explore the fascinating story of the site in Discover Greenwich at the Visitor Centre

Discover Greenwich

Inside this newly renovated museum space, you’ll find a collection of artefacts, interactive exhibits, intriguing objects, and historical costumes that delve into 2,000 years of history connected to this remarkable location.

From a Royal Palace, to a residence for naval Pensioners, to a naval training college, and now a renowned film destination, the Old Royal Naval College site has welcomed some of the most influential figures in history.

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 dome. Explore a full-size model of an 18th Century naval Pensioner’s cabin.

Discover Greenwich is also home a number of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. Explore what’s on.


  • Adults: £3
  • Children age 16 and under: Free (up to 4 children with a paying adult)
  • Royal Navy serving personnel and veterans: Free
  • Personal Assistant/Carers accompanying a person with a disability: Free
  • Included in Painted Hall (General Admission) ticket
  • Show your receipt from any of our shops, cafes or The Old Brewery to enter Discover Greenwich for free (valid for the date of your receipt)

Shop and ticket desk

Purchase tickets for the Painted Hall and Discover Greenwich. Shop unique gifts, statement accessories, books, prints, and more.

600 Years of History tours, Blockbuster Film Tours and 300 years of Wren tours start here.

Tourist Information Centre

The Visit Greenwich Tourist Information Centre is also housed at the Visitor Centre, with a Bureau de Change (currency exchange), left luggage service, and ticket desk for major attractions.


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.

Interact with history

Discover Greenwich at the Visitor Centre is packed with a fascinating permanent collection of historical artifacts, film footage, and hands-on displays for children of all ages to interact with.