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The Old Royal Naval College has reopened!

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The Old Royal Naval College’s iconic riverside estate is once again offering public access to both their buildings and expansive grounds, including the magnificent Painted Hall, King William Undercroft and interpretation gallery. Immerse yourself in the College’s five centuries of rich history which features an incredible cast of monarchs and famous British figures.

Staff have been hard at work to ensure the safety of all visitors to the Greenwich World Heritage Site. These efforts being rewarded with the “We’re Good To Go” accreditation from Visit Britain. This gives visitors peace of mind that the estate is following all the governments social distancing recommendations and cleanliness standards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spaces must be booked in advance for tours and visitors are recommended to bring their own headphones for the multimedia guides. Guided tours will be limited to groups of five people. Larger groups who wish to visit the site are welcome, with numbers limited to 25. Visitor-facing staff and volunteers will wear protective visors to ensure safety.

The Old Royal Naval College has also recently launched new smartphone tours for visitors to enjoy. The first of these, available for free on any smartphone using the Smartify app, will be a family tour for those visiting with children aged 5 – 12 years. The exciting Building Detectives tour takes families on a treasure trail around the beautiful outdoor spaces of the Old Royal Naval College. Following clues dotted around the site, the mission is to find out who the grand buildings were created for.