Please note: Sessions in the Painted Hall have access restrictions. Please notify us of access requirements at time of booking


Tactile tales - LearningTactile tales

Foundation stage and year 1: Storytelling, art and design
FREE

This fun and engaging multi-sensory session uses our very special tactile rug to engage young children with a story involving characters from the Painted Hall. Children discover kings, queens, sailors and monsters through an interactive story with song and role play and can decorate their own crown or sailors hat to take back to school.

Our tactile resource is accessible for children with visual impairment.

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Pattern and Shape

Key stage 1 and 2: Maths, art and design, teamwork
FREE

This interactive session explores the maths behind the stunning architecture and decorative work of the Chapel. Children investigate shape and symmetry before working in groups to create their own symmetrical patterns to take back to school. This workshop offers a fun and imaginative way to study maths in the real world outside the classroom.

New for 2019! Upper KS2: Students work in groups to make a 3D symmetrical pattern to take back to school.

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Curator for a Day

Key stage 2: Historical enquiry skills, local studies, teamwork
FREE

This session gives children the chance to curate their own display, deciding which items they would include to tell the story of the Old Royal Naval College site. Using a variety of evidence – maps, images and objects – children learn about the people who worked and lived here and explore the historical importance of the local area. This workshop includes an opportunity to investigate the interactive displays in the Visitor Centre.

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Tudor Study Day

Key stage 2: History, drama, literacy
£150 per day, up to two classes

In this living history day, children learn about life for both rich and poor at the Tudor Palace in Greenwich. One session is led by a character actor and uses costume, props, stories and music to explore life at Henry VIII’s Greenwich Palace. The second session focuses on historical enquiry.

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Myths and Masks 

Key stage 2: History, art and design, drama, literacy

FREE

Learn more about classical gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes from Greek Mythology in this interactive workshop. Children get the opportunity to design their own mythological mask using a range of art materials. A drama extension session focusing on additional Greek myths is available for this workshop.

New for 2019! Upper KS2: Working in groups, students will design masks and develop their own myth based on a natural phenomenon.

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Impossible creatures

Key stage 1 and 2: Art and design, literacy, drama

FREE

Children discover the classical monsters that feature in the Painted Hall through storytelling and role play. Using the many examples of hybrid and imaginary creatures that feature in the artwork, the workshop also encourages children to create their own impossible creatures using a range of art materials. A literacy extension based on the students' artwork is available for this workshop. 

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Skittles

Upper Key stage 1, Key stage 2-5

Don't leave the Old Royal Naval College without enjoying a game of skittles! Normally closed to visitors, we open the original Victorian skittle alley to school groups as part of a day's visit combined with other activities. Pupils learn about the life of the Pensioners and play a game of Skittles using the original balls and skittles. Guaranteed to generate enjoyment and energy!

Please note that Skittles cannot be booked as a stand alone activity.

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New Workshops 2019

Starting from 23 April

 Painted Ceiling Investigators

Key stage 2: Historical enquiry skills, local studies, teamwork
FREE

In this fun and engaging workshop, students will explore the Painted Hall to uncover the hidden stories of the Painted Ceiling and learn more about how the artists worked to produce the paintings. Students will also discover how the conservators cleaned this amazing masterpiece for future generations to enjoy.

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 A Local History Study: Life at Sea and the Royal Hospital

Key stage 2: Historical enquiry skills, local studies, teamwork
FREE

This session gives children the opportunity to research how life for sailors in the Navy and at the Royal Hospital changed from the time of Admiral Nelson to the reign of Queen Victoria using primary and secondary sources. Hands on activities will look at different elements of life for the sailors at this time.

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Hidden Maps: Symbols and Meaning

Upper Key stage 2: Historical enquiry skills, local studies, teamwork
FREE

In this interactive workshop students will consider the variety of ways that the world has been, and continues to be, depicted in the form of maps and symbols. Students will examine the symbols and artwork of the Painted Hall to learn about how the world was viewed at that time. They will then create an individual map using symbols important to them.

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