Discover the UK’s ‘Sistine Chapel’: a perfect day out with your group. The Painted Hall, an epic 18th Century masterpiece reopens on the 23 March 2019 following an £8.5-million makeover.

Being surrounded by beautiful baroque architecture and stunning grounds is what makes us a spectacular hidden gem in the heart of historic Greenwich, and is the perfect place to spend your day all whilst taking advantage of our discounted prices, or enjoying one of our special packages available exclusively to groups.

500 Years Of History tour and Painted Hall entry

Join one of our guided tours of Sir Christopher Wren’s landmark buildings and discover 500 years of history. Uncover the Painted Hall’s amazing story with our new multimedia guide, hands-on exhibits and activities. Explore the story of Greenwich, from Tudors to present day in our Visitor Centre. 

Groups of 10 or more people can enjoy a discounted price of £9.50 per person (normally £12) on general admission*.

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Private Tours

Alternatively you can contact our Box Office team to arrange a private tour with a dedicated guide to show you round the grounds and the Painted Hall.


We also have a range of catering options to suit all budgets. Enjoy a refreshing cup of tea and some cake or a delicious lunch in the new Painted Hall Café situated in the Undercroft, or pop into our on-site bar and restaurant, The Old Brewery for top quality pub food.

Bespoke Tours

If you would like something more exclusive, we can arrange for you and your group pre-opening or evening access to the Painted Hall with one of our expert guides. These tours can include a delicious breakfast following your tour, an evening drinks reception with canapes or a dinner in the Painted Hall.

To book, please contact our Box Office directly on +44 (0)20 8269 4799 or email [email protected] to discuss your requirements.

*Please note that the guided tours are subject to availability and are available on a first come first served basis.

Travel Trade

If you are a tour operator interested in planning a visit, please contact our travel and tourism partner, TravelBeat at [email protected] to discuss your requirements including contracting and rates.

School Groups

If you are looking to book a school  visit, please visit our dedicated schools page, or email [email protected] to plan your visit.

Getting Here

Getting to us is easy. Visit our dedicated transport page to find out the best way for your group.


If you are travelling by coach, there is a coach drop off point in Stockwell Street (SE10 9JN) which is a 10 minute walk to our grounds. There is a free coach parking on Norman Road (SE10) and Charlton Way (SE3) or paid coach parking on Park Row/Romney Road (SE10 9NL).

Self-guided group tours of the site

We welcome self-guided groups to the Old Royal Naval College but we ask that groups of 10 or more book in advance. Please contact our Box Office directly on +44 (0)20 8269 4799 or email [email protected].

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