London's iconic riverside masterpiece and home of the breath-taking Painted Hall. Located in the heart of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.

Old Royal Naval College
2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich London - SE10 9NN
London

Old Royal Naval College


Fantasic For Families

London's iconic riverside masterpiece and home of the breath-taking Painted Hall. Located in the heart of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.

Our expansive grounds hold five centuries of rich history, linking an incredible cast of monarchs and famous British figures.

We want to share the heritage of the site with our visitors from around the world, but also to embrace the vibrancy of our onsite community of today. 21st century Maritime Greenwich is alive with learning, creativity, music and arts festivals and we look forward to welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and experience what’s on offer.

Find us at...

  • Old Royal Naval College
  • 2 Cutty Sark Gardens
  • Greenwich
  • London
  • -
  • SE10 9NN

Our family-friendly offer

The Old Royal Naval College is the perfect destination for families. We offer regular activities across the site and the beautiful grounds themselves.

Download the FREE Smartify app, and explore our family tour for those of you visiting with children aged 5 – 12 years. The exciting Building Detectives tour will lead you on a treasure trail around our beautiful outdoor spaces, following clues dotted around the site to find out who these grand buildings were created for.


Accessibility

The Old Royal Naval College welcomes visitors with disabilities, their families, friends and carers to Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece. 

If you have any questions please get in touch using the contact details below, or click here to find out more on the Old Royal Naval College website. 

Telephone: 020 8269 4799

Email: access@ornc.org


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Our At-Home Activities

  • Learn To Draw... Godfrey The Seamonster

    We’re bringing art classes into your living room! Get your pens and paper and join Nick Ellwood for a series of drawing sessions themed around our site and heritage.

    5 - 12 years
  • Learn To Draw... A Superhero

    We’re bringing art classes into your living room! Get your pens and paper and join Nick Ellwood for a series of drawing sessions themed around our site and heritage.

    5 - 12 years
  • Learn To Draw... Lionel The Sleeping Lion

    We’re bringing art classes into your living room! Get your pens and paper and join Nick Ellwood for a series of drawing sessions themed around our site and heritage.

    5 - 12 years
  • Learn To Draw... Hermit The Crab

    We’re bringing art classes into your living room! Get your pens and paper and join Nick Ellwood for a series of drawing sessions themed around our site and heritage.

    5 - 12 years
  • Where In The World?

    Our films look at the lives of black people who lived and worked on the site of the Old Royal Naval College over the last 500 years, with a focus on black sailors at the Royal Hospital for Seamen. The...

    7 - 11 years
  • Myths and Masks

    These activities, and accompanying resources, link directly to both the study of Ancient Greeks in History and Myths and Legends in Literacy. It also links to writing-composition in English and skills...

    7 - 11 years

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