Tickets include entry to the Painted Hall plus a guided 500 Years of History Tour of the whole Old Royal Naval College site. 

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Register your details when you purchase your ticket (online or at the Visitor Centre) and receive unlimited re-entry for a whole year at no extra cost. Annual pass tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. 

We are pleased to offer concessionary rates to students and job-seekers plus serving personnel and veterans of the the Armed Forces.

Ticket type At the Visitor Centre Online
Adult £12 £11
Children (16 and under*) Free with accompanying adult Free with accompanying adult
Students and Job-seekers  £8.50 £7.50
National Art Pass Holder £6 £6
Groups (min 10 pp) £9.50 £9.50
Royal Navy serving personnel**  Free  Free 
Other Armed Forces serving personnel** £8.50  £7.50 
Veterans (Armed Forces and Royal Navy)** £8.50  £7.50 

*Up to 4 children free with a paying adult | ** Validated by presenting Military ID

Tickets include: 

  • entry to the Painted Hall, known as 'Britain's Sistine Chapel' (unlimited re-entry if you register for an annual pass)
  • use of a multimedia guide (available in 7 languages***) 
  • the option to take a guided 500 Years of History Tour of the whole Old Royal Naval College site, running on the hour from 11am - 3pm.
  • a chance to have a go at getting a strike using a practice cannonball in the Victorian Skittle Alley 
  • expert talks throughout the day
  • hands-on exhibits
  • free kids activities 

***Languages available include English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese

Group bookings

We are pleased to offer discounted rates and special packages for groups. Find out more.

Pay as you wish Wednesday

On the first Wednesday of every month, we offer a ‘Pay as you wish Wednesday’ inviting visitors to pay whatever they can afford to visit the Painted Hall. We are pleased to offer National Lottery players free access to the Painted Hall during Pay as you Wish Wednesday - on presentation of a Lottery ticket. Please note that tickets for these days cannot be booked in advance - just turn up on the day. 

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