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


  • Valentine's Family Drop-in

    Spread the Valentine's love and join our fun family drop-in activities! Read more

  • St Valentine's Day

    Fall in love with the ORNC this Valentine's day and listen to one of our free talks. Read more

  • Queen Mary I at Greenwich Palace

    Listen to our Volunteer Explainers as they tell the fascinating story of Queen Mary I, who was born at Greenwich Palace 500 years ago! Talks take place every 20 minutes. Read more


  • There's More To Love at the ORNC

    There's more to love at the ORNC this Valentine's Day with our free talks! Read more

  • February Half Term Fun

    Stuck for ideas on how to entertain the kids over half term? Join us for some creative family fun and fall in love with our rich history! Read more

  • Flog It! Takes Over the ORNC

    Last weekend the BBC took over the ORNC and the Painted Hall to film popular antiques series Flog It! Read more