Learning

We offer a range of free workshops for schools, young people and community groups including ESOL and SEND groups

Take part in a facilitated session or contact us as a self-led group.

Inspiring people with the history of the Old Royal Naval College is at the heart of what we do. Our free year-round learning programme provides opportunities for people to discover something new every day. 

Alongside a thriving primary and secondary school programme, we run regular tours and workshops for community groups, BSL and Audio-Described tours and a lively and varied programme of free activities for families.   

Sharing our spaces and our stories with people of all ages means we can explore everything from Tudor beehives and Georgian architecture to drunken sailors and Arctic explorers.   

Discover the history and artistic genius behind the magnificent Painted Hall and Neoclassical Chapel on one of our regular tours. Explore the lives of the sailors who found refuge here after a life at sea and about the many monarchs who crossed at our gates in our school and family sessions.   

Our bright and well-resourced learning rooms allow us to run workshops and discussion groups alongside tours of our expansive site.  

In September 2022, our education programme was awarded the highly esteemed Sandford Award for heritage education. Learn more.

Find out more about what we offer below.    

Reception and key stage 1

Explore our hands-on cross-curricular workshops for reception and Key Stage 1 inspired by the art, history and architecture of the Old Royal Naval College.

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Key stage 2

We have a range of hands-on, cross-curricular workshops for Key Stage 2.

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Key stage 3 and above

Enjoy engaging learning activities for Key Stage 3, including an opportunity to sketch in the Painted Hall.

If you would like to bring a key stage 4 or 5 group, we would be happy to arrange a visit. Please get in touch to arrange this.

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We run an exciting programme of workshops for primary and secondary SEND schools in the summer and autumn terms linking to the history of our amazing site.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

With our in-house ESOL expertise and tutor resources, a visit to the Old Royal Naval College is a rewarding experience for English language learners of all levels.

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Community Groups

If you are interested in bringing your community group to the Old Royal Naval College for either a self-led or facilitated visit, please complete our booking enquiry form.

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Black Sailors, Writers, and Entrepreneurs of 18c Greenwich

This active inclusion writing workshop highlights the history of black free and enslaved people in the 18th century.

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Digital Learning

Browse our range of free short films and downloadable resources which are for schools to make use of in class.

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