Old Royal Naval College


Type:Historic House / Palace

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

Tel: 020 8269 4799

Old Royal Naval College


The Old Royal Naval College is at the heart of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site in London and winner of Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the VisitEngland Awards in 2020.

The Old Royal Naval College tickets include award winning tours of this magnificent 17-acre riverside estate, where you hear the fascinating 600-year story of this site, including being the birthplace of Henry VIII. These leave every hour from 11am – 3pm from the Visitor Centre. Tours include the beautiful Chapel of St Peter and St Paul which is one of Britain’s finest eighteenth-century interiors. As you walk along the underground tunnel which connects the Chapel to the Painted Hall – you have the chance to try your hand at one of the few remaining Victorian Skittle Alleys in existence. This used to keep the Naval Officers entertained and is usually open to the public from 12-3pm. Prepare to have your breath taken away as you enter the Painted Hall, which took 19 years to Paint, known as the UK’s Sistine Chapel – included is a free audio guide (in 7 languages) or join a guided tour every 30 mins.

The estate has become one of the most popular filming locations in the world. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the stunning buildings,  alongside the Painted Hall and exquisite Chapel have starred in hundreds of productions, including The Crown, Les Miserables, Thor: The Dark World, Cruella, Bridgerton and many more – book a film tour to find out what goes on behind the scenes of these films and some trade secrets as to how it is done. These need to be booked separately due to limited capacity.

To book : www.ornc.org

Entry valid for 12 months when you register for an annual pass 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.

Coach operators and groups are now able to pre-book entry and drive onto the site at the Old Royal Naval College Coach Parking Enquiry Form - Old Royal Naval College (ornc.org)

We recommend you check the website for any filming closures. Plan a visit - Old Royal Naval College (ornc.org).  

Closed 24-26th December.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£16.50 per ticket
Students£9.50 per ticket

Armed Forces serving personnel and veterans: £8.50 National Art Pass Holder: £8.25 Universal Credit Day Ticket: £2 Children age 16 and under (up to 4 children with a paying adult): Free Royal Navy serving personnel and veterans: Free Personal Assistant/Carers accompanying a person with a disability: Free



  • 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 - Onsite Pub – The Old Brewery
  • 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 - 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 a 3-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 2023
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold 2023

Opening Times

Old Royal Naval College (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Opening hours 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

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