Old Royal Naval College


Type:Historic House / Palace

King William Walk, Greenwich, LONDON, London, SE10 9NN

Tel: 020 8269 4799

Old Royal Naval College - James Brittain


Discover this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site in London and winner of Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the VisitEngland Awards in 2020. Its magnificent architecture and beautiful riverside setting reveals an extraordinary 500-year history

Explore the peaceful riverside location and Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic architecture. The stunning buildings and grounds are where great stories unfold from kings and queens to heroic lives and creative geniuses, from Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I to Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson.

Experience ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’, Sir James Thornhill’s breathtaking Baroque Painted Hall and discover 40,000 square feet of awe-inspiring paintings, the newly renovated Nelson Room, the glorious Chapel of St Peter and Paul, and the Skittle Alley where you can try your hand at Victorian bowling.

It is a place of art and culture where you can enjoy a Film and TV tour of “the most popular filming location in the world” - a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Old Royal Naval College as the setting for hundreds of blockbuster films and TV series including Pirates of the Caribbean, Les Misérables, Cruella, The Crown and Bridgerton.

Join daily talks and tours given by our expert guides. Bespoke and private tours and catering packages, including Afternoon Tea, are available.

Ticket details

Adult £13.50


Online booking discount of £1 applied. Valid for 12 months when you register with one of our visitor experience staff on the day of your visit. Disabled Person's Companion Free Disabled visitors are welcome to bring a companion at no extra charge. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Child Free Up to four children aged 16 and under can visit for free when accompanied by an adult.

Student £8.50 

SAVE UP TO £1.00 ONLINE £7.50

Normally £8.50 - Online booking discount of £1 applied. A valid student ID card is required for admission.

National Art Pass £6.75 A valid National Art Pass is required for admission.

Jobseeker / Universal Credit £8.50 

SAVE UP TO £1.00 ONLINE £7.50

Normally £8.50 - Online booking discount of £1 applied. Proof may be required to gain admission.

Royal Navy serving personnel Free A valid Military ID is required for admission.

Armed Forces serving personnel £8.50

SAVE UP TO £1.00 ONLINE £7.50


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  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese ( Mandarin), Japanese.
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, welcomes coaches onsite as part of our ticketed offer. Prebooking is essential, email boxoffice@ornc.org for details

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 90 minutes
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 20 max (25 max on private tour)
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Yes within designated areas
  • Smoking Some Areas - Outdoors

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Coach

Coach operators and groups are now able to pre-book entry and drive onto the site at the Old Royal Naval College

Up to two coaches per day are allowed onto the campus with guests able to disembark on the site’s main avenue.

Additionally, please note there is a coach drop off point in Stockwell.  Street (SE10 9JN) which is a 7-minute. walk to the Old Royal Naval College.  Alternatively, there is a free coach parking. on Norman Road (SE10) and Charlton Way (SE3) or paid coach parking on Park Row/Romney Road (SE10 9NL).

By Car

From the north use M25 via the A2 or M11/A12 Blackwall Tunnel. Please note that there is limited parking in Greenwich, particularly at weekends. Paid car parking is sited in Park Row. (SE10 9NL) and Cutty Sark Gardens.

Public Transport Directions

By Tube

Take the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf andchange to the Docklands Light Railway.You can also take the Jubilee Line to NorthGreenwich (the O2) and then take either bus188 or 129 which stops on Romney Road.

By Rail

Mainline rail services run from Charing Cross,Waterloo East, Cannon Street, London Bridgeand Dartford to Greenwich. Greenwich stationis located in Zone 2 and 3 and is a 10-minutewalk away from the Old Royal Naval College.Turn left when you leave Greenwich station tohead for the town centre. Alternatively, you cantake the DLR from the station to Cutty Sarkfor Maritime Greenwich.

By River

Regular riverboat services leave fromWestminster, Embankment and Tower Piersto Greenwich Pier. Greenwich Pier is locatedon the river, a 2-minute walk away from Old Royal Naval College and Visitor Centre.

By DLR – Docklands Light Railway

Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich. The Old Royal Naval College is a3-minute walk from the station.


  • Visit England Awards -Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Gold Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Gold 2020
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2020
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Gold Tourism South East Member - Gold 2022

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Closed 24, 25, 26 December

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