• The Grand Square
  • The Chapel
  • The Painted Hall, currently undergoing conservation
  • Jacobean Undercroft
  • Admiral's House
  • Skittle Alley

Old Royal Naval College - Chapel, Visitor Centre, Jacobean Undercroft, Skittle Alley, King Charles Court and Admiral's House

Sir Christopher Wren

place
King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9NN
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Bookshop, Partial disabled access, Refreshments, Toilets
Sir Christopher Wren's riverside masterpiece in Greenwich. Explore the Chapel, Visitor Centre, King Charles Court, Victorian Skittle Alley and the Jacobean Undercroft. All require a free ticket issued from the marquee in the Grand Square.

Access

Saturday 22nd

Open 10am–5pm

group
  • Architecture tours every 90 mins (11am-3.30pm) max 25 per tour. Volunteer-led site tours start from the information point in Grand Square offering a fascinating introduction the history and architecture of Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece. Include a visit to the stunning neo-classical Chapel and King Charles court, now home to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. .
  • Jacobean Undercroft tours every 60 mins (11am-4pm) max 15 per tour. A rare opportunity to explore a surviving part of Greenwich Palace, a vaulted brick and stone space built beneath the Great Hall of the Tudor Palace during the reign of James I. Normally closed to the public. Access by stairs only. .
  • Audio-Described Painted Hall Ceiling Tour at 11am (Max 16 per tour) Saturday 22 September, 11am – 1pm Ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of Britain’s largest painted ceiling currently undergoing a major conservation project. This is a once in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast baroque masterpiece up close. An audio-described tour and workshop for blind and partially-sighted visitors. Free but pre-booking is essential. Call 020 8269 4799 or visit https://www.ornc.org/Event/audio-described-painted-hall-ceiling-tour-sep#UzcroXxKQ3C5rayz.97

Sunday 23rd

Open 10am–5pm

group
  • Jacobean Undercroft tours every 60 mins (11am-4pm) max 15 per tour. A rare opportunity to explore a surviving part of Greenwich Palace, a vaulted brick and stone space built beneath the Great Hall of the Tudor Palace during the reign of James I. Normally closed to the public. Access by stairs only. .
  • Architecture tours every 90 mins (11am-3.30pm) max 25 per tour. Volunteer-led site tours start from the information point in Grand Square offering a fascinating introduction the history and architecture of Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece. Include a visit to the stunning neo-classical Chapel and King Charles court, now home to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. .
  • British Sign Language interpreted Painted Hall Ceiling Tour at 11am (Max 20 per tour) Ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of Britain’s largest painted ceiling currently undergoing a major conservation project. This is a once in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast baroque masterpiece up close. Tour delivered by an expert tour guide with British Sign Language interpretation provided by Sula Gleeson. Free but pre-booking is essential. Please visit https://www.ornc.org/Event/british-sign-language-interpreted-painted-hall-ceiling-tour-sep#VSEWSttSlCGYZreO.97

info_outline This building is open free of charge at other times of the year

Pre-booking is required for this building

British Sign Language interpreted Painted Hall Ceiling Tour Sunday 23 September, 11am – 12pm

Design

Original design
Sir James Thornhill, Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, 1696
Type
Historical house, Open site, Walk/tour
Period
Georgian, Tudor, Stuart