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Old Royal Naval College recognised as treasure of European film culture


Mon 19 Feb 24

We are delighted to share that the Old Royal Naval College has been recognised as a ‘Treasure of European Film Culture’. 

To celebrate this distinction, a commemorative plaque was unveiled in the Visitor Centre, by Ian Alchin, who served as Estate Operations Manager and supervised all filming at the Old Royal Naval College from 2007 to 2022. Under his watch films and TV shows such as Les Misérables, The King’s Speech, Thor: The Dark World, The Crown, Bridgerton, Gulliver’s Travels, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides amongst others were filmed on location in the buildings and grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. 

Most recently, Old Royal Naval College was the perfect filming location for the epic story of Napoleon, nominated for many awards including an Academy Award and BAFTA. To find out more about film and TV productions, join us on our Blockbuster Film Tour which runs twice a week.  

Treasures of European Film Culture is a growing list of places of a symbolic nature for European cinema, places of historical value that need to be maintained and protected not just now but also for generations to come. Six new places were added in 2023, bringing a total of 41 to this eminent list.   

Old Royal Naval College joins places like the Bergman Center in Faro (Sweden), the lnstitut Lumiere in Lyon (France), the Plaza de Espana in Seville (Spain) and the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa (Ukraine), to name but a few. 

Find out more information and a list of all places included at the European Film Academy’s website