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Discover this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site in London and winner of Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit England Awards in 2020. Its magnificent architecture and beautiful riverside setting reveals an extraordinary 500-year history.

Explore the peaceful riverside location and Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic architecture. The stunning buildings and grounds are where great stories unfold from kings and queens to heroic lives and creative geniuses, from Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I to Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson.

Experience ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’, Sir James Thornhill’s breathtaking Baroque Painted Hall and discover 40,000 square feet of awe-inspiring paintings, the newly renovated Nelson Room, the glorious Chapel of St Peter and Paul, and the Skittle Alley where you can try your hand at Victorian bowling.

It is a place of art and culture where you can enjoy a Film and TV tour of “the most popular filming location in the world” - a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Old Royal Naval College as the setting for hundreds of blockbuster films and TV series including Pirates of the Caribbean, Les Misérables, Cruella, The Crown and Bridgerton.

Join daily talks and tours given by our expert guides.

Opening Times:

Entry Available: Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm (last entry 4:30pm) Entry to Grounds Available: Daily 8:00am – 11:00pm Location: The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, London, SE10 9NN Please note the Painted Hall will be fully closed on the following dates: Saturday 14th January Sunday 15th January Saturday 21st January Sunday 22nd January Saturday 28th January Sunday 29th January Saturday 4th February Sunday 5th February

Please note:

Further to the latest UK government announcement, you must wear a face covering (unless exempt) for entry into this attraction. You will be refused entry without one.


See the exquisite Baroque designs up close by British artists Sir James Thornhill.
70 minute experience gives you the chance to experience some of the finest architecture in the country.
Learn of the Painted Hall’s fascinating design and history with an audio guide.
Drop in on talks about the Painted Hall throughout the day for an extra special insight.
Take advantage of the exhibits available to explore the Painted Hall’s creation.


Entry to the Painted Hall
Audio guide
Explorer map


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