For 25 years The Greenwich Foundation has conserved the magnificent baroque buildings and grounds of the Old Royal Naval College for present and future generations, providing opportunities for broad and diverse audiences to enjoy and share their significance and beauty.
Our historic buildings and iconic grounds are filled with life. As well as one of London’s most popular attractions, welcoming over 1.2 million visitors every year, and hailed as possibly the world’s most popular filming location, we also share the site with a vibrant community including the University of Greenwich and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Our forward mission is simple
We want to share the history of the site with our visitors from around the world, but also to embrace the vibrancy of our onsite community of today. 21st Century Maritime Greenwich is alive with learning, creativity, music and arts festivals and we look forward to welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and experience what’s on offer. Plan a visit.
Come and visit us
You are welcome to explore our extensive riverside grounds and the Chapel every day. You can also pop into our free Visitor Centre to find out more about our site, or grab a coffee or lunch in the grounds.
Tickets to visit the Painted Hall are available to buy in advance online, or you can buy them onsite when you get here.
Dig deeper into our story
From 1498–1694, the site was home to Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and his daughters.Find out more
Shortly before her death in 1694, Queen Mary II commissioned the construction of a new charitable institution for the care of retired men who had served in the Royal Navy.Find out more