Temporary Closure

We are actively working on plans to safely and securely extend access through our grounds.

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

Explore what’s here

Find out more about what you can see and do during your visit

At the heart of the Greenwich Maritime UNESCO World Heritage site, our grounds were previously home to a Royal Palace, a Royal Hospital and a Naval College. Read our story.

Watch the trailer for a flavour of what to expect from your visit.

Ticket prices

Tickets for the Painted Hall give you unlimited re-entry for a whole year. Simply register your details when you book (either online or at the Visitor Centre) to convert your day ticket to an annual pass.

We are pleased to offer concessionary rates to students and job-seekers plus serving personnel and veterans of the the Armed Forces. Book online to save.

  • Adults: £12/£11 online
  • Children age 16 and under: Free (with accompanying adult)
  • Students and Jobseekers: £8.50/£7.50 online
  • Royal Navy serving personnel Free
  • Other Armed Forces serving personnel £8.50/£7.50 online
  • Veterans (Armed Forces and Royal Navy £8.50/£7.50 online
  • National Art Pass Holder: £6
  • Groups of 10 or more people: £9.50 per person
  • Carers accompanying a person with a disability: Free

What’s included in my ticket?

Be prepared to be stunned by the magnificent baroque interiors of the Painted Hall, known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’. Your Painted Hall ticket also includes entrance to the Victorian Skittle Alley, where you can try your hand at getting a strike.

Tickets include use of a multimedia guide, available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin.

Visitors are encouraged to join one of our knowledgeable guides on a 500 Years of History tours or pick up an Explorer’s Map to navigate the site on your own.

What can I see for free?

All are welcome to our free Visitor Centre which has a wealth of information about our site. Visitors are welcome to explore our extensive riverside grounds open daily. They are a perfect place to relax, stroll, or have a picnic, surrounded by some of the finest buildings in the world. You can also visit the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul to admire the neoclassical interiors or attend a Chapel Service.


Pay as you wish Wednesdays

On the first Wednesday of every month, we invite you to pay what you want to explore this wonderful slice of history. On these days, National Lottery players can also access the Painted Hall for free when they present a National Lottery ticket.

Book tickets

Painted Hall Launch © Oliver Rudkin

Man's best friend

We love dogs, and strongly encourage your four legged friends to visit our grounds (but please do keep your dogs on a lead). Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the Old Royal Naval College, including the Visitor Centre, Painted Hall and Chapel.

If you have any photos of your dogs at Old Royal Naval College we’d love to see them! If you upload your images using the hashtag #DogsofGreenwich we’ll be sure to spot them.

People on site, September 2018 © Andrew Rank