Temporary Closure

Following the government’s announcement of the new lockdown, the Old Royal Naval College will be closing temporarily from Thursday 5th November. We will reopen our doors on Thursday 3rd December, subject to government guidance. Find Out More

Products for sale

Take a look at the wide range of products for sale in our shops.

For more information about these books and the other items in our stores, or to make a purchase, please contact shop@ornc.org.

The Painted Hall

Published to celebrate the reopening of our spectacular Painted Hall in March 2019 after a landmark conservation project, this book describes the history and architecture of the Painted Hall, and brings to life the 200 figures that tell a story of political change, scientific and cultural achievements, and naval endeavours, through new photography and writing by Richard Johns. Authored by four experts who were involved in the conservation of the Painted Hall, this book is the comprehensive companion to the Painted Hall. £19.99 (paperback), £40 (hardback)

An Explanation of the Painting in the Royal Hospital at Greenwich

Written in Sir James Thornhill’s own words, and originally published by the Directors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen who commissioned the paintings, this booklet describes the ideas, themes and techniques present in the Painted Hall. The text in the book is arranged by location, giving readers a first-hand account of what they are looking at in each part of the Hall, and what the characters and symbols mean in the context of the political, cultural, scientific, and economic environment of the early 18th Century. (£4)


A Great and Noble Design

This fully-illustrated book is an accessible introduction to the work of Sir James Thornhill in the Painted Hall, bringing together a collection of preparatory sketches and analysis by Dr. Anya Matthews. The book is intended as a contribution both to the study of mural painting as a genre, and an effort to raise the profile of a talented artist who was hailed in his day as ‘our Ingenious Countryman’. (£10)

Old Royal Naval College Guidebook

Full of fascinating facts and incredible photographs, this guidebook is the perfect introduction to the stories and buildings Old Royal Naval College. Whether you’re a seasoned visitor, a history fanatic, or just looking for an effortless read about an iconic London landmark, this is the perfect souvenir for Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece. (£5)

Painted Hall Café

Enjoy a wide range of freshly prepared seasonal salads, sandwiches and daily hot and cold specials. Delicious cakes and selection of speciality teas are available throughout the day, alongside a range of wines and beers. All served in the newly restored Undercroft, beneath the Painted Hall.

The Old Brewery

A Young’s gastropub serving fresh, seasonal, British food sourced from around the South East of England and a fantastic range of London-brewed craft beers and London-distilled spirits. The Old Brewery also regularly hosts events and tastings.

Grab a picnic

If you have brought your own food or grabbed a picnic from the Café, why not sit on one of our lawns and enjoy the beautiful surroundings? All we ask is that you help us to keep our grounds tidy and throw away your litter in one of the designated bins.

 

Visitor Centre Shop

This is our largest shop selling everything from guidebooks and souvenirs, to toys for the kids. Our Visitor Centre shop is full of books, gifts, jewellery and toys.

Painted Hall Shop

Take home a souvenir of your visit to the Painted Hall or extend your knowledge with our range of books themed around Tudor, naval and Greenwich history. Product ranges include telescopes, silk scarves, stationery and ceramics.