March 2016 | Fiona Karn-Smith

Hop over to the ORNC throughout the Easter holidays and join us for some very exciting activities!

Painted Hall Drawing Competition – Sat 26 March, 10:00 - 16:00

Home to the largest painted ceiling in Europe, the Painted Hall is filled with hundreds of symbols, characters and mythological creatures. Create your own artwork and enter our annual drawing competition over the Easter holidays!

Our 'experts' will choose the best pictures and the winners will be contacted by email. We'll also add the winning drawings to our Facebook page

Famous People at the ORNC: Easter Trail – Sat 26 March – Sun 10 April, 10:00 - 16:00

Explore the grounds of the ORNC and learn about some of the famous people that are connected to this historic site in our family fun Easter trail! For two full weeks, you can participate in loads of games and activities.

You can pick up your trail at the shop in the Visitor Centre. Don't forget to pick up your prize at the end! Suitable for anyone ages 5 and above. 

Meet Grace O’Malley – Sun 27 March

Meet the pirate queen, Grace O’Malley and listen to her exploits on the ocean waves. Twice widowed, twice imprisoned, and condemned for piracy, she was finally pardoned here in Greenwich by Queen Elizabeth I. Performances will take place in the Painted Hall at 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 & 15.00.

Visit the Victorian Skittle Alley 

Have a game of skittles in our Victorian Skittle Alley! We’re once again opening the doors to our historic Skittle Alley. The old infirmary of the Royal Hospital of Seamen was transformed into a skittle alley in 1864 and was 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 in our 19th century Skittle Alley. You’ll even get to have a game!

See the schedule of openings here.

Become a Member Today!

This half term there are lots of great family activities happening at the ORNC! 
By joining our family membership, up to two adults and three children can join us for free at all our family events! As a Member you'll also be entitled to a number of great benefits:

•    Behind the scenes tours, talks, lectures and performances
•    2 for 1 Tickets on tours
•    News - Exclusive bi-annual newsletter
•    10% discount in our shop and in the Old Brewery
•    Early Bird - Early booking to our flagship events

Furthermore, until June 2016 all such donations will be doubled. There has never been a better time to join!


Find out more

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