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Old Royal Naval College

London SE10 9NN, England
+44 20 8269 4799
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The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is Sir Christopher Wren's riverside masterpiece and one of London's most popular attractions. The iconic buildings stand on the site of Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII's favourite royal residence, and were originally designed as a refuge for old and injured sailors. The buildings and grounds are open daily and include the Painted Hall, Chapel and Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. Admission is free.
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London SE10 9NN, England
+44 20 8269 4799
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide was humorous,informative and made the tour fun for all ages. Who would have thought that walls and ceilings could be such powerful political statements? Being able to see the ceiling close up (there is a lift for people who can’t manage the climb)...More

Thank roman_roader
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful insight into the ceiling and the history of the Painted Hall. Lovely staff and very well organised. Well worth the modest price.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you intent to go to this shoddy event next Xmas then be careful. We booked on-line which included an entrance fee - which we were told was a mandatory fee whether we book online or just turn up. When we got there we found...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 4 days ago

A once in a lifetime to get up close to a ceiling. I have been intrigued by the Old Royal Naval College painted ceiling for many years and it was wonderful to be able to walk up a very firm and well constructed temporary stairway...More

Thank spincat
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the naval College for the Ceiling Tour with our 10 year old Granddaughter today . It is a fascinating experience to be so close to the ceiling and see the brush stroke that created this work. The guide mike was informative and humorous pitching...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow, loved it. I thought I was pretty au fait with my UK history but our guide was super informative & I came away with a lot more knowledge. As for the ceiling just go. You will never get the opportunity again. Highly recommend &...More

Thank angie63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on a painted hall tour. The ceiling is being restored and you can climb up some stairs and see the ceiling up close. Well worth the visit.

Thank maureenperrin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been to London many times but have never headed across the city to Greenwich; if you have not the please do! The Naval College is a fascinating place in stunning surroundings.

Thank Paul Q
Reviewed 6 days ago

Five of us had booked to view the work being done here and our guide Marta gave us some very interesting history before we climbed up to the top of the scaffolding to view the ceiling close up, there is a lift if required. We...More

Thank davidcharlesmcdonald
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An informative tour that gives a close up of art and the work involved in retaining this wonderful ceiling . Well worth a visit and make sure you visit the Chapel next door.

Thank ross m
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the
very concept of global time was established at Royal
Observatory, just one of several buildings of
architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole
of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park
and a number of related buildings (and one world
famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World
Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
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Nicola R
23 August 2017|
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Response from Jackie D | Reviewed this property |
You cannot park in the college grounds. There is an expensive car park at the other end of the college. It would be much better to park at the hotel. Besides it's lovely to walk to it as there's so much to see around there... More
6 July 2017|
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Response from Chippa368 | Reviewed this property |
Cutty Sark (DLR) is across the road.
2 March 2017|
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Response from ORNC | Property representative |
Hi p0llyanna17, we recommend checking out the Visit Greenwich website for recommendations on places to stay. We hope you enjoy your stay in Greenwich!