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We offer a range of free workshops for school and community groups including ESOL and SEND groups

Take part in a facilitated session or contact us as a self-led group.

Home Schooled Groups

We have currently suspended our home schooled group sessions. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss alternative options.

We welcome home educated groups for both self-led visits and our facilitated workshops. There are some considerations to be aware of when booking.

  • We can take a maximum of 20 children and 10 adults
  • The minimum number of pupils we can take for a workshop is 10
  • To guarantee a good learning experience for children, the maximum learning age range of the group can be no greater than 2 years, eg. Y3-4, Y4-5, Y5-6
  • There must be a nominated supervisor in attendance who is responsible for the group
  • Please advise us of any special educational needs of children in the group at the time of booking
  • For Health and Safety reasons only one wheelchair user can be in the Painted Hall at any one time

To find out more about our facilitated workshops please visit the pages below to see the sessions for the different school years and key stages.

Black Greenwich Pensioners Active Inclusion Writing Workshop

This workshop highlights the history of black free and enslaved people in the 18th century. Learn about the complexities faced by black sailors, merchants, and writers as they passed through Greenwich. Explore themes of empire, trade, naval power, and monarchy as you consider the lives of the naval veterans who retired to this site after their service at sea.

Workshops include a brief tour of the Painted Hall and take place in our Clore Learning Centre. The activities are designed to help build confidence and activate the imagination: Let your mind explore and your creativity respond!

Fill in our booking enquiry form

Reception and key stage 1

Explore our hands-on cross-curricular workshops for reception and Key Stage 1 inspired by the art, history and architecture of the Old Royal Naval College.

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Key stage 2

We have a range of hands-on, cross-curricular workshops for Key Stage 2.

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Key stage 3 and above

Enjoy engaging learning activities for Key Stage 3, including an opportunity to sketch in the Painted Hall.

If you would like to bring a key stage 4 or 5 group, we would be happy to arrange a visit. Please get in touch to arrange this.

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We run an exciting programme of workshops for primary and secondary SEND schools in the summer and autumn terms linking to the history of our amazing site.

Find out more about sessions and dates

English for Speakers of Other Languages

With our in-house ESOL expertise and tutor resources, a visit to the Old Royal Naval College is a rewarding experience for English language learners of all levels.

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Community Groups

If you are interested in bringing your community group to the Old Royal Naval College for either a self-led or facilitated visit, please complete our booking enquiry form.

Fill in our booking enquiry form