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Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich, LONDON, SE10 9LW

The Old Royal Naval College is one of London's most famous riverside landmarks and a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. The Grade I listed group of buildings, designed by Sir Christopher Wren as the Greenwich Hospital, occupy the site of the Tudor palace where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. The buildings incorporate the magnificent Painted Hall by James Thornhill and the Chapel by James Stuart. The public can visit the beautiful grounds of the estate and also Discover Greenwich, a major education and interpretation centre, opened winter 2010, telling the continuing history of the Old Royal Naval College and Maritime Greenwich.

Further information

Tel: 020 8269 4747
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Free Free admission

Opening times

Open all year, daily 10-5. (Chapel closed Sun 10-12.30). Closed 24-26 Dec
Average visit 1hr




Dogs not allowed in Painted Hall, Chapel or Discover Greenwich

Assist dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. Several stairs make access difficult, stairmate carries wheelchair users up and into Painted Hall & Chapel
Parking, wheelchair, stairmate - notice required

Old Royal Naval College


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In centre of Greenwich, off one way system, (College Approach), on the Thames next to Greenwich Pier

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