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Architectural masterpiece and home of the breathtaking Painted Hall

Painted Hall

The magnificent Painted Hall is recognised as the greatest piece of decorative painting in England and has been described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’.


Author: Emma Van Allan


The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul is a neo-classical masterpiece by James ‘Athenian’ Stuart and William Newton. Featuring a Samuel Green organ and an altarpiece painted by Benjamin West, it is one of the finest eighteenth century interiors in existence.


Author: Emma Van Allan

Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre

The Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre is a free attraction and the starting point for millions of visitors to the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) and Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.


Author: Emma Van Allan


  • Fright Night: Dracula

    Don your most frightening finery for a two course dinner in the Painted Hall, surrounded by splendour fit for Count Dracula himself, before being led through a secret tunnel to enjoy a screening of Dracula (1931). Read more

  • Lecture: Naval Iconography with Dr Chris Ware

    Listen to the University of Greenwich's, Senior Lecturer in Maritime History Dr Chris Ware, as he talks about the Naval iconography on the ceiling in the Painted Hall. Read more

  • Fright Night: The Birds

    This Halloween don your most frightening finery for a two course dinner in the Painted Hall, followed by a spooky classic Halloween film. Read more


  • Nelson Pediment Repairs

    Scaffolding has been erected in order to assess the current condition of the frieze. Read more

  • WRNS Reunion at the ORNC

    Julie Ratcliffe was one of many Wrens who trained here. We welcomed her, and the rest of her squad back a few weeks ago, for a day of reminiscing and to celebrate 40 years since they joined the WRNS. Read more

  • Visit the ORNC During Open House London

    Visit areas of the ORNC, not usually open to the public at Open House London this weekend. Read more