The support of our Patrons is vital in helping us conserve the Old Royal Naval College, Sir Christopher Wren's riverside masterpiece. 

The Old Royal Naval College is the centrepiece of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our iconic riverside estate boasts 500 years of rich history linking an incredible cast of iconic British figures.  

The neo-classical ensemble is built on the foundations of Greenwich Palace, birthplace to King Henry VIII, Queen Mary 1 and Queen Elizabeth 1. It is where King William III and Queen Mary II commissioned the Royal Hospital for Seaman, where some of the greatest creative geniuses of their day, Sir Christopher Wren, Sir James Thornhill, Shakespeare and even Canaletto came to display their extraordinary talent, and where George 1 arrived to become King of these isles. It is also where Admiral Lord Nelson’s body lay in state, and it has been a home and inspiration for seafarers over hundreds of years.  

Please consider joining our Patrons, whose collective support is vital to the preservation of the Old Royal Naval College's magnificent Baroque buildings and the sharing of 500 years of stories with present and future generations. 


New and Improved Patron Benefits from November 2019   £500 plus £500 voluntary donation              

  • Annual Pass to the Painted Hall and Skittle Alley and 10 guest passes per year 
  • Three Patrons Evenings per year, each one hosted by one of our Trustees 
  • Members and Patrons Annual Lecture 
  • A plus-one invitation to an exclusive Annual Event, this year a Salon Evening with special guest artists in the Painted Hall on 23 January 2020 
  • A private tour of the Old Royal Naval College buildings with up to 10 guests plus special rates for other tours 
  • Exclusive e-newsletter  
  • 10% discount on an Unlocked Tour 
  • 10% discount in the Painted Hall Shop & Café (for purchases by the Patron) 
  • Early bird booking for events 
  • Paid-for trips and other Patrons events 
  • Acknowledgements 

If you would like to join as a Patron you can do that here, or please email [email protected] to arrange a visit. 

If you would like to talk to us about making a Major Gift to the Old Royal Naval College, please click here. 

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