Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre

With a packed programme of activities and plenty for kids to do, the Old Royal Naval College is the perfect spot for a family day out.

  • Discover the history of Greenwich and the Old Royal Naval College in our free to visit Visitor Centre, with plenty of hands-on exhibits.
  • Look out for our free pop-up Activity Kart in the Visitor Centre where kids can get creative with fun craft workshops.
  • Chat to costumed historical characters Elizabeth I and Samuel Pepys who will be roaming our grounds at the weekends. 

Elizabeth I actor with tourists

Experience the magnificent Painted Hall 

Family inside the Painted Hall

  • Kids go free with a paying adult
  • Uncover the Painted Hall’s cast of characters, with live talks throughout the day, and a new multimedia guide.
  • Throughout the May half term we’ve tailored our expert-led talks in the Painted Hall to be aimed especially at families and children. Taking place each day at 3.30pm, embark of a journey of naval battles, royalty, Greek myths and more. Talks are included in the ticket price.
  • Learn the secrets of the Painted Hall with our free kid’s adventure book for children to fill in and take home
  • Borrow one of our explorer bags inspired by the Painted Hall and nautical tales, packed with hands-on activities and sensory objects for little ones to play with
  • Join one of our storytelling sessions on 28 & 30 May, themed around the legend of Hercules, who features as one of the cast of many characters depicted on the ceiling of the Painted Hall. Aimed at children aged 7-11 these interactive sessions are free for children but they must be accompanied by a paying adult. More information and booking details
  • Painted Hall tickets also includes access to our Victorian Skittle Alley where you can try your hand at getting a strike
  • Adult tickets are £11 in advance, £12 on the door. Tickets allow unlimited re-entry for a year. Children 16 and under are free. 

Book Tickets

Explorer Bag in Painted Hall

Eat. Drink. Shop

Family in cafe

Painted Hall Café
Open daily, 10am-5pm
Relax in our new café with freshly prepared food, drinks and tempting cakes. Plus colouring sheets will be on hand for kids.

Half term café offers:

  • Tea/Coffee & Cake with Painted Hall entry: £15* (Book now online or order in person on the day)
  • Kids Treats: £4.50 A delicious chocolate brownie and Innocent smoothie
  • Cream Tea: £6.50 Enjoy a pot of tea or coffee and a homemade scone

*£15 tickets valid for entry to the Painted Hall, plus a voucher for tea/coffee and a cake to be redeemed in the Painted Hall café. Voucher must be redeemed on the day of purchase. Offer valid 25 May - 2 June 2019.

Painted Hall Shop
Open daily, 10am-5pm
With toys and treats fit for your princes and princesses, from ‘Peppa Goes To London’ storybook to a build-your-own medieval scene – we have it all.

Old Brewery
Mon-Sat 10am - 11pm, Sun 10am-10:30pm
Indulge in some of the finest freshly prepared seasonal British food featuring nutritious kids sized meals.

Amber Markets
10am–7pm, 25–27 May & 1–2 June, Lewin Lawns
Enjoy a tantalising selection of some of the finest street food in Greenwich.