What to see

Discover historic splendour and spectacle

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 the UK.


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



  • An Evening of Naval History

    We invited Dr Chris Ware from the University of Greenwich to talk to us about the Naval history and iconography in the Painted Hall. Read more

  • Historic Chapel Floor Gets a 'Makeover'

    The magnificent flooring in the Chapel of St Peter & St Paul may pre-date to 1779, however heavy use has caused cracking in the stones. The flooring is undergoing conservation works in time for Christmas. Read more

  • Uncorking a Witch Bottle

    In 2005 the first intact 'witch bottle' was unearthed in Greenwich. Find out what we discovered when we uncorked it... Read more