Situated in Greenwich, the Old Royal Naval College is one of the most popular free-to-visit attractions in the country and the home of the Painted Hall. Read more
Over 2 years, a team of conservators will work on 3,400 square metres of painted surface, bringing new life and vibrancy to paintings obscured by decades of deterioration. Read more
Sponsor a square foot today and return the Painted Hall to its former glory Read more
Discover historic splendour and spectacle
Designed by James "Athenian" Stuart, the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul is one of the finest eighteenth century interiors in the UK and regularly holds services and music concerts.
The Visitor Centre at the Old Royal Naval College is free to visit and is the starting point for millions of visitors to the ORNC and Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.
The grounds of the Old Royal Naval College offer stunning architecture and some of the best views in London.
Make your own Victorian-style Christmas decorations to take back and decorate your tree! Read more
The Chapel Choir are joined by some of London’s leading instrumentalists for a majestic performance of Handel’s Messiah. Read more
New discoveries are being made in the Painted Hall. Conservation Director Will Palin discusses the early life of the Painted Hall, and what recent conservation has revealed about it. Read more
The Old Royal Naval College was one of Sir Christopher Wren’s final designs, and drew from work made across the architect's life. We look at four of his best and how they inspired the ORNC. Read more
The Painted Hall is a great symbol of Britain's proud maritime past - so it was only fitting that it should become the resting place of Britain's greatest maritime hero, Lord Horatio Nelson. Nelson's lying-in-state was an occasion of great importance in the history of the Painted Hall - and indeed of London. Read more