March 2010


A new Visitor Centre has opened at the Old Royal Naval College, Sir Christopher Wren's riverside masterpiece.

Visitors to the Visitor Centre, officially opened on 22 March 2010, can learn the stories of the site and those who lived and worked here over its 500 year history, before visiting the magnificent Painted Hall and Neoclassical Chapel.

The Visitor Centre will also house the Old Brewery, a bar and restaurant serving locally sourced quality British food, as well as a tourist information desk and the Clore Learning Centre.

The creation of the Visitor Centre was made possible by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as funding from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the Clore Duffield Foundation and many private individuals. The Visitor Centre is housed in the Grade II Pepys Building, once a Naval Engineering workshop and squash courts from the site's days as a Naval College. The scheme was designed by John Miller + Partners with Sidell Gibson Architects, and Real Studios.

The Visitor Centre is open daily 10:00-17:00. 


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