Visit the Victorian Skittle Alley The old infirmary was transformed into a skittle alley in 1864 and intended to relieve the boredom of the naval pensioners. Hidden underneath the grand buildings of the ORNC, you'll feel as if you're taking a step back in time...and, of course, you'll have the opportunity for a game using wooden practice cannonballs! This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. On this occasion the Skittle Alley will be open for expanded times between 11 and 3, and there will also be 18th Century Surgery in the Skittle Alley on this day. Venue: Skittle Alley Times: 11.00 - 15.00 Find out more Plan your visit Opening times Hire for an event Download a map of the ORNC > Booking for this event has now closed.