London’s largest architecture festival – Old Royal Naval College joins Open House for a weekend of free public access (excluding Painted Hall) and tours of some of the most awe-inspiring and hidden architectural spaces of the 17th Century and Tudor period.

We are running a range of tours and drop-in sessions for Open House 2019. There is limited space on each of the tours, so we suggest booking online in advance to guarantee your place, you can book tickets here. If there is space remaining on any of the tours, we will be allowing walk-ups. To get more information about this on the day, please go to our information point in the Visitor Centre, where will have maps and event programmes available.

On the day

Please make your way to the meeting point for your tour, which is stated in your order confirmation email. Please aim to arrive 10-15 minutes before your tour start time to allow plenty of time to find the meeting point and check in.

You will need to have a digital or printed copy of your e-ticket and present this to the person at the tour meeting point.

If you no longer wish to attend

Please contact our Box Office team on [email protected] or +44 020 8269 4799. You will need to let them know your booking reference and name in order for us to remove your booking.

Make the most of your visit

In addition to the wonderful Open House events going on, you are also welcome to purchase tickets for our Painted Hall and 500 Years of History tour. We have an exclusive offer for those taking part in Open House 2019 – buy one Adult ticket* and get the second adult ticket half price. This offer can be redeemed by using the code openhouse2019 when booking online. This coupon code is valid on Painted Hall tickets purchased between 21 August & 31 October 2019 & expires on the 31 October 2019. 

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*Painted Hall tickets are valid for re-entry for 12 months from the date of first visit

Eating and Drinking

Painted Hall Cafe - Enjoy a wide range of freshly prepared seasonal salads, sandwiches and daily hot and cold specials.

The Old Brewery - A unique and historic pub serving fresh, seasonal British food sourced from around the South East of England.


Visitor Centre - Everything from guidebooks and souvenirs to toys for the kids.

Painted Hall - For beautiful gifts, a curated range of homewares and accessories, and a full range of informative and entertaining books.

How to get here

For details on how to find us please see:

Click here to download the accessibility map

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