Explore one of Europe’s finest examples of baroque architecture, conceived by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor.

Once home to a grand Tudor palace, the present buildings began life as the Royal Hospital for Seamen, a place of refuge for retired naval veterans and a powerful statement of Britain's aspiring naval might. Witness to some of the most important events in British history, from the birth of Henry VIII to the lying in state of Admiral Lord Nelson, there is much to discover on this journey through the magnificent history of the Old Royal Naval College.

An audio-described tour for blind and partially-sighted visitors. The tour is delivered by an expert tour guide who has been trained in audio-description by Vocaleyes. It will be followed by a handling session with tactile objects in the Clore Learning Centre. Light refreshments will be provided.

Alternatively, call the box office on 020 8269 4799.


Please meet at the welcome desk in the Visitor Centre at 11.15. The closest station is Cutty Sark DLR. If you would like to be met at the station please contact: [email protected], 020 8269 4799.

Click here for a map and information on how to get to the site.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

There is level access to the Visitor Centre and the grounds. There are 14 steps to access the Chapel. A stairmate is available but must be pre-booked.

If you require any other support please contact us: [email protected], 020 8269 4799.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Lift access is available but must be pre-booked.

If you require any other support please contact us: [email protected], 020 8269 4799.