Old Royal Naval College: The Painted Hall

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It's not often you get to visit the birthplace of an English king, let alone world-famous husband Henry VIII, but the stunning walls and ceiling inside the Old Royal Naval College are actually a much bigger draw than Old Coppernose. * After extensive renovation, the Painted Hall goes some way to justifying its billing as the Sistine Chapel of the UK. Enjoy an interactive guide to the Hall, get hands on with objects inspired by its history, plus gain access to the fascinating Sackler Gallery.


What's included

General admission to the Painted Hall

Multimedia guides in 7 languages (please bring your own headphones for hygienic reasons)

What's not included

Entrance to other parts of the Old Royal Navy College

Free entrance for one under-17 per paying adult and carers of disabled visitors

Reduced tickets onsite for students, jobseekers, and National Art Pass holders


If you want to use a multimedia guide it is recommended to bring your own headphones for hygienic reasons. Any standard wired headphones are compatible with the devices. Bluetooth headphones are not compatible. The devices are thoroughly cleaned after each use.

Opening hours

Monday : 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday : 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday : 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday : 10:00 - 17:00

Friday : 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday : 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday : 10:00 - 17:00


How to get there

Old Royal Naval College

King William Walk, East Greenwich, SE10 9NN