Opening times

Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00 (28 Sep - 20 Dec and 2 Jan - 22 May)

Grounds open daily 08.00 - 23.00

Please note that the Painted Hall and/or Chapel may occasionally be closed at short notice for private functions or maintenance. You can view our upcoming closures here.

Getting here

The Old Royal Naval College is a few minutes walk from Cutty Sark DLR station and Greenwich Pier. View a full list of travel options here.

Address: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN

Getting around the site

Follow our scenic visitor route from the Visitor Centre to the Painted Hall and Chapel.
Site Map - Old Royal Naval College

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Free 45 minute guided walks

Experience a short journey through the magnificent history of the ORNC and be regaled by stories of the people who have lived and worked here. Walks begin from the Visitor Centre.

Weekdays: 11:00, 12:30, 13:30 and 15:00
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 11:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:00

Our 45 minute guided walks are for individuals and small groups of up to four people only.  If you are visiting as part of a larger group please see group visits.

Painted Hall Talks

Daily, 11:45, 12.45, 14:45 & 15:45
Discover the story of this unique masterpiece that took Sir James Thornhill over 19 years to paint!

Our Painted Hall Talks are for individuals and small groups of up to 4 people only.  If you are visiting as part of a larger group please see group visits. 


We hold a variety of family events throughout the year, from regular character actor performances to archaeology workshops. See our Events page for full details.

Food and Drink

The Old Brewery, located next to the Visitor Centre, is a relaxed café during the day and a lively restaurant in the evening. There is also a cosy bar that serves hand drawn Meantime beers and a large alfresco courtyard.


If you have brought your own packed lunch or want to eat food from The Old Brewery or Greenwich Market outdoors, why not sit on the lawns of the ORNC and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. All we ask is that you help us to keep our grounds tidy and throw away your litter in one of the designated bins.


Dogs are welcome in our grounds, but must be kept on a lead. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the ORNC, including the Visitor Centre, Painted Hall and Chapel.


We run a range of special exhibitions throughout the year - please see the Events page for details.


Photography on the site is free of charge providing the images are for personal use only and not for sale or other commercial gain. Please note that the use of tri-pods, lighting etc. is not allowed.

Should you wish to use more professional equipment or to film or photograph on site for commercial reasons, please contact our Facilities Helpdesk at, 020 8269 4790. 

Wedding photography

Only couples who are married at the Old Royal Naval College are permitted to take their photographs in the grounds. You will also receive exclusive use of your chosen interior spaces.

Find out more

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