Walking tour of the Old Royal Naval College – fully booked

Audio-described tour Handling session Museums, galleries and heritage venues

Explore one of Europe’s finest examples of baroque architecture, conceived by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor.

Once home to a grand Tudor palace, the present buildings began life as the Royal Hospital for Seamen, a place of refuge for retired naval veterans and a powerful statement of Britain’s aspiring naval might. Witness to some of the most important events in British history, from the birth of Henry VIII to the lying in state of Admiral Lord Nelson, there is much to discover on this journey through the magnificent history of the Old Royal Naval College.

An audio-described tour for blind and partially-sighted visitors. The tour is delivered by an expert tour guide who has been trained in audio-description by Vocaleyes. It will be followed by a handling session with tactile objects in the Clore Learning Centre. Light refreshments will be provided.

Cost: Free, but places are limited and must be booked in advance

Please meet at the welcome desk in the Visitor Centre at 11.15.

The closest station is Cutty Sark DLR. If you would prefer to be met at the station please email access@ornc.org or call 020 8269 4799.

A map of the site is available here. 

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

There is level access to the Visitor Centre and the grounds. There are 14 steps to access the Chapel. A stairmate is available but must be pre-booked.

If you require any other support please contact us: access@ornc.org, 020 8269 4799.

Image caption: exterior of the Old Royal Naval College, two grand classical-style domed buildings with a view of the Queen’s House in the distance

Box Office 020 8269 4799 Box Office access@ornc.org