* Entry to the Painted Hall. Open daily from 10am – 4.30 pm last admission
Public guided tours of the site running regularly throughout the day which include the Chapel and Visitor Centre (last tour leaves at 3pm)
Entry to the Victorian Skittle Alley (open from 12 - 3pm subject to availability)
Multimedia audio guide for the Painted Hall (in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, German and Japanese).
* 1-hour guided film & TV tour,
Award-winning guided tour of the estate
Marvel at Sir Christopher Wrens architecture
One of finest 18th Century Chapel Interiors
Entry to the Victorian Skittle Alley (subject to opening, please check on arrival)
* Admission to the Old Royal Naval College
Selection of finger sandwiches
Warm scones with clotted cream and jam
A selection of afternoon cakes
Choice of teas from the menu or a glass of prosecco (depending on selection)
* Admission to the Painted Hall (available at Tiqets, check our tickets for Old Royal Naval College: The Painted Hall)
The Old Royal Naval College, an architectural gem steeped in maritime history and heroism. Stepping through its majestic gates, you enter a world where the past and naval grandeur come to life. Each stone of this emblematic site tells a rich story, from its vital role in the maritime epic to its transformation into a cultural and educational space.
A true marvel awaits you at the heart of this estate: the Painted Hall, often called the "Sistine Chapel of the United Kingdom". Inside this room adorned with grand frescoes, you will marvel at the artistic details and historical scenes that adorn the walls and ceiling. Each painting tells a story, capturing the heroic spirit of the British Navy and celebrating the country's glorious past. It is an extraordinary visual experience that will transport you to a world of art and history.
Whether you're a history buff, an architecture buff, an avid art admirer or simply looking for an immersion in the past, the Old Royal Naval College promises a captivating experience. Each step brings you closer to London's naval heritage, and every corner reveals a new side to its fascinating history.
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
Monday : 10:00 - 17:00
Old Royal Naval College
King William Walk, East Greenwich , SE10 9NN