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Getting Here

We’re in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site. Just eight minutes on the train from London Bridge.
How to get here

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Annual pass tickets to the Painted Hall cost just £12.50 online and give you unlimited entry for a whole year.

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Opening Times

The Painted Hall, Chapel and Visitor Centre are open daily, 10am–5pm.

The grounds are open daily 8am–11pm.

Plan your visit

Getting Here

We’re in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site. Just eight minutes on the train from London Bridge.
How to get here

Book Now

Annual pass tickets to the Painted Hall cost just £12.50 online and give you unlimited entry for a whole year.

Book now

Opening Times

The Painted Hall, Chapel and Visitor Centre are open daily, 10am–5pm.

The grounds are open daily 8am–11pm.

Plan your visit

Visiting the Old Royal Naval College is so much easier than you think, with boats, trains, DLR and buses all only a few minutes’ walk away

Opening Times

The Painted Hall, Chapel & Visitor Centre
Daily | 10am-5pm

We run talks throughout the day in the Painted Hall as well as daily tours that are all included in the price of your ticket; simply join a tour on the day.

500 Years of History Tours
Daily | 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Film & TV Location Tours
Thursday-Sunday | 12:30pm, 2:30pm

Accessible Tours
Selected dates, please check What’s On

Please click here for more information on tours, talks and where to meet.

Closures

When we are hosting special events, we sometimes need to close areas early. Any early or partial closures will be published on our website below, in advance.

Ticket Prices

Tickets for the Painted Hall give you unlimited re-entry for a whole year. Simply register your details when you book (either online or at the Visitor Centre) to convert your day ticket to an annual pass.

We are pleased to offer concessionary rates to students and job-seekers plus serving personnel and veterans of the the Armed Forces. Book online to save money.

  • Adults: £13.50/£12.50 online
  • Children age 16 and under: Free (with accompanying adult)
  • Royal Navy serving personnel: Free
  • National Art Pass Holder: £6.75
  • Groups of 10 or more people: £10.50 per person
  • Carers accompanying a person with a disability: Free
  • Concessions: £8.50/£7.50 online
    Students, Jobseekers, Armed Forces Serving Personnel, Veterans

What’s included in my ticket?

Prepare to be stunned by the magnificent Baroque interiors of the Painted Hall, known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’. Your admission ticket also includes entrance to the Victorian Skittle Alley, a rare example of an early skittle alley, with a fascinating insight into the lives of the Greenwich Pensioners who inhabited the site.

Make the most of the expert ‘500 Years of History’ tours and specialist talks in the Painted Hall running each day. Every weekend we have special film tours exploring why the Old Royal Naval College has been named as possibly “the most popular filming location in the world”. These tours are bookable in advance or on the day, and the film tours run from Thursdays to Sundays inclusive.

Tickets include use of a multimedia guide – available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin – and an Explorer Map for navigating your way around the site.

What can I see for free?

You are welcome to visit our free Visitor Centre which has a wealth of information about our site. Our extensive riverside grounds are open daily for you to explore. They are a perfect place to relax, stroll, or have a picnic, surrounded by some of the finest buildings in the world. You can also visit the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul to admire the neoclassical interiors or attend a Chapel Service.

We are a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR.

Our Visitor Centre is directly opposite the famous ship and you can wander through the grounds all day, every day.


Find out more about how to get here

Getting Here

Located right beside the River Thames in London, we’re a short journey away from the centre of the City and very easy to reach by tube, train, bus, boat or bike. Our Visitor Centre is only a couple of minutes’ walk from the pier or DLR station and directly opposite the famous ship, The Cutty Sark.

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Eating and Drinking

Whether you wish to enjoy a leisurely lunch in the Undercroft Café, a drink in the Pub or a splendid afternoon tea, we have a range of food and drink options for you to choose from. Look out for our seasonal coffee, snacks and ice-cream pop-up stalls across our grounds and regular weekend food markets.

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Shopping

The Old Royal Naval College is home to three shops each catering to different tastes and needs, so whether you’re looking for souvenirs of your trip, gifts for a loved one, or simply to browse for books or cards, we have you covered. 

All purchases made in our shops make a vital contribution toward protecting our heritage for the future.

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Group Visits

We are pleased to offer discounted rates and special packages for groups of 10+ people.

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Travel Partners

We welcome tour operators and coach parties with a range of itineraries to suit all styles of travel.

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Accessibility

We welcome visitors with disabilities, their families, friends and carers.

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What To Do In Greenwich

There's plenty to explore in the area around the Old Royal Naval College, so make a day of it and explore the riches of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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