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Old Royal Naval College

King William Walk, London SE10 9NN, England
+44 20 8269 4799
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King William Walk, London SE10 9NN, England
+44 20 8269 4799
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely excellent tour. Our guide was fully informed and made the tour really interesting/informative. When posed any questions he had instantaneous responses. this tour is well worth the money and the time. I myself have a mobility problem but the staff's approach to customer care...More

Thank gasbags
Reviewed yesterday

A hidden gem - a painted ceiling under renovation so you can be taken to the top of the hall (all very safely done) and see the ceiling cost up. Excellent knowledgeable tour guide, all done in an hour. You can take the kids and...More

Thank LisBJ
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed this tour of the painted ceiling which is only possible for the near future as they have scaffolding up to conserve the ceiling. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting - definitely worth a visit. We learned about the symbolism of the...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 days ago

An unmissable opportunity to learn about an extraordinary work of art, and see it close up. David was our excellent guide; I've honed up on quite a bit of forgotten - and unknown - history; thanks David!

Thank WMONelson
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting opportunity to see the painted ceiling up close. Guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Thank RMOLeary
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Painted Hall at the Royal Naval College is one of the British art worlds gems. Two thirds of the hall is now full of scaffolding so that cleaning and restoration work can be carried out on this huge hall - originally built for retired...More

Thank bobjo2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a World Heritage Site, the base for the University of Greenwich. There are amazing buildings and you can visit the painted hall and the chapel for free. It is right on the river Thames so lovely views. Lots of other things going on...More

Thank 275mary32
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What was once the Royal Naval College is now the campus for the University of Greenwich and the Trinity Laban School of Music & Dance. Where once the only noises emanating from its many halls and dormitories might have been drunken shanties, now all manner...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 5 days ago

Once in a lifetime opportunity to view the painted ceiling up close. Hour long tour, which started with a 10minute overview sitting, then we climbed up to view. Well worth seeing, and our guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions....More

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ORNC, Manager at Old Royal Naval College, responded to this review

Thank you Alexandra, we're glad we surprised you!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a fantastic chance to see the painted ceiling at arms length. The tour was informative and very interesting. I was a bit nervous as I'm not a fan of heights but this was surprisingly fine, the climb to the top was easy and...More

Thank Claire D
ORNC, Manager at Old Royal Naval College, responded to this review

Thanks very much Claire, glad that you enjoyed the tour experience!

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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Where is a nice place to stay near the Navel College
March 2, 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!
How long does one need to see everything without rushing?
February 28, 2017|
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Response from ORNC | Property representative |
Hello Lisa, We would say you need at least an hour to take in the grounds and Visitor Centre. In addition you may choose to go on one of the daily 45 minute guided walks led by knowledgeable volunteers, which will enhance... More
are the music events held in the grounds
November 5, 2016|
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Response from ORNC | Property representative |
Our summer music events are held in the grounds, most other events are held in our beautiful Chapel.