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Old Royal Naval College

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Royal Naval College is one of the British gems that exemplifies the military and political splendor of Britain.
Discover the majestic Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, home to 500 years of British history. A former war hospital and then a Royal Navy military training center, this museum, decorated among other things with frescoes and sculptures, has been available to the public since 1998. has been available to the public since 1998, when the army left the site to be under the protection of the Old Royal College Foundation. You can visit this site overlooking the River Thames and a green park, open to the public. Take in the key room of this building, Painted Hall, 40,000 square meters of paintings, frescoes and gilding to the glory of the British monarchs and their armies. Under these 45 meters of ceiling, you can travel back in time and admire more than 200 historical or mythological figures, symbols of the omnipotence of the country.
Old Royal Naval College
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FAQs for Old Royal Naval College

  • Who made the Painted Hall at Old Royal Naval College?
    It was painted in the early 18th century by James Thornhill, specifically between 1707 and 1726.

  • What are the spaces open to visitors at the Old Royal Naval College?
    You can visit Painted Hall, King William Undercroft, The Interpretation Gallery, the Victorian Skittle Alley, the Chapel or the estate's green spaces.

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