Temporary Closure

Following Government advice in response to the COVID-19 situation, our site is temporarily closed until further notice.

We are continually monitoring developments and advice from the government and Public Health England, so please check our website for further updates. We'll be sharing some of our heritage and stories of the site on our digital channels, so whilst our gates are shut, there is still access to the Old Royal Naval College.


Understanding Repair & Maintenance of Traditional (Pre 1919) Buildings: two-day course

Tue 19, 10am - Wed 20 May 2020, 5pm
Tickets: £350
Old Royal Naval College

Plan A Visit

Designed for members of the public, historic buildings owners, craftspersons, builders and professionals –  join the Old Royal Naval College in conjunction with the Building Crafts College for a two-day course on Repair & Maintenance of Traditional Buildings.

Participants will learn from industry experts about theory & practicalities of conserving traditional buildings including:

  • Criteria & reasons for preserving, differences between the performance of modern & traditional methods, the importance of retaining maximum original fabric & the contribution made to sustainability
  • Understanding regulations, listing, official guidance &  the main technical terms used
  • Importance of use of original materials & techniques
  • Research & investigative measures, establishing evidence of original building date, other period alterations, surveys of condition & decay with suitable treatments to be used
  • Requirement for safe working, when to stop & ask for further advice from relevant persons & personal responsibility for the safety

Located in the Old School House, part of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, where the historic buildings on this World Heritage site will be used to assist learning during the course. An expert-led tour will look in detail at and behind the scenes of many of these elegant Georgian buildings.

The fee for the course is £350 which covers the cost of the two days, all materials, provision of tea/coffee and registration with Cskills/NOCN for the AWD053 award. Individual certificates will be presented following successful course completion.

How to book

To book a place please contact Graham Lee: graham.lee@thebcc.ac.uk for an application form.

Tel: 01672 515714

Mob: 07971 655692

Joining instructions, the detailed programme and a payment invoice will be sent to applicants.