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We are actively working on plans to safely and securely allow access through our grounds, to open by Monday 8 June.

The safety of the people and buildings in our grounds is our top priority. We ask the community to work with us to encourage everyone to be respectful of the safety measures we will have in place, so that we are able to continue working towards a full opening of our site. Find Out More


Learn To Draw With Nick Ellwood

Fri 10 Apr, 10am - Sun 31 May 2020, 12am

We’re bringing art classes into your living room! Get your pens and paper and join Nick Ellwood for a series of drawing sessions themed around our site and heritage.


Nick has also created some drawings for you and your children to colour in at home, as well as a dot-to-dot to complete!


Download the colouring sheets here

Download the dot-to-dot here

Don’t forget to tag us in the finished pictures using #DrawWithNick on all social media platforms!

Nick is an award winning illustrator whose work can be seen in newspapers, on book jackets and across the museum and heritage sector. In his work Nick celebrates and explores both stories from today and from the past observing and questioning people’s behaviour, actions, characteristics and quirks.

Nick started working with the Old Royal Naval College two years ago developing the children’s and family trail for the Painted Hall and has just released a new set of illustrated booklets/concertinas for children ‘Tales From The Old Royal Naval College Greenwich’ including quarrelling astronomers, misbehaving royals and tales from out at sea!

Nick regularly holds children’s drawing workshops, exhibits across the UK and is a lecturer at York St John University.

Clients include The Guardian, BBC, Random House Publishing, English Heritage, Warner Brothers, The National Trust, The National Coal Mining Museum England, Glenlivet Whiskey and Arts Council England.