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

*Please note we have currently paused our groups pricing in accordance with the Government limits on social gatherings, and we hope to be able to offer this again soon

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.


Smartify Tours

We are launching a new series of smartphone tours to help you explore our stunning grounds. The first of these, available for free on any smartphone using the Smartify app, will be a family tour for those of you visiting with children aged 5 – 12 years.

The exciting Building Detectives tour will lead you on a treasure trail around our beautiful outdoor spaces, following clues dotted around the site to find out who these grand buildings were created for.

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