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Old Royal Naval College: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful weekend in Greenwich, old navel college and chapel, also pay a visit to surrounding area, like observatory, Queens house and more. Will visit it again sometime in the future.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Verygrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lets just say the architecture alone is wonderful, the surrounding buildings offer additional must see places. Exhibitions are a must see, The Queens House, Elizabeth 1, is a free walk about must see. The college chapel, if you are lucky you might catch a recital...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank scouser1077
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a deal on admission ticket from Travelzoo which included a good pot of tea or coffee. This exhibit is primarily 2 large rooms, plus an ante room dedicated to Lord Nelson, and the beautiful seaman's chapel. An audio or guided tour is included in...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 1934185Kentcouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another wonderful piece of architecture with ornate ceilings and with history all around. Visit the Greenwhich Observatory afterwards and/or board the Cutty Sark.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank johnchilles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once in Greenwich, take an hour or a half just to stroll through the area of the college. Nice clean, near the river, view to the hill, fresh air - what else do you need? Did you know that the building could not be linked...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to return, my last visit was when I was at univetsity. My nephew and I did the self guided tour using headphones and found it interesting. As an architect, he found the Painted Hall particularly notewothy as was the exquisite chapel. Also the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most interesting , particularly when combined with the maritime museum next door. We caught the ferry down from Westminster which was also an interesting excursion and would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank NigelDCapeTown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having seen the news of the completed restoration of the Old Royal Navy College’s (ORNC) Painted Hall ceiling designed by Sir Christopher Wren I was keen to visit and see it for myself. Prior to that I had visited the Royal Observatory and it’s a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DonnaWashington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The number of exhibits is too much, great naval history. As a history buff I plan to return on my next London visit, 1 day is not enough.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Trip768758
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the college by boat which was a nice start. The painted hall was amazing and accompanied by a very interesting multimedia guide. Painting the ceiling took 19 years so that gives you a feel for it. The chapel is also worth a quick...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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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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Doru Gabriel B
14 July 2019|
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Response from ORNC | Property representative |
Hi Doru, The Painted Hall reopened in March 2019 following a major conservation project. It now costs £12 for adults and is free for kids. This includes use of a multimedia guide and expert talks throughout the day in the... More
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788Kev
25 May 2019|
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Response from wiltingbas | Reviewed this property |
Can't help you, I.m afraid. Arrived by the River Thames.
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916nicolar
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
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