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
Enjoy an evening of exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and cocktails. Read more
Four hundred years after his death, we chart the Greenwich connections of William Shakespeare and the history of drama and performance at the Old Royal Naval College. Read more
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Discover historic splendour and spectacle
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’.
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.
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.
London's leading festival of free outdoor performing arts returns to the Old Royal Naval College, featuring circus. dance, street games, live art and mass participation. Read more
Libraries, reading rooms, skittle alleys, cricket matches… Read more
We went behind the scenes to see the special care taken to employ traditional methods. Read more