Elite naval officers from across the world studied at the Royal Naval College between 1873 and 1997.
In 1873 the Naval College in Portsmouth acquired the buildings of the old Royal Hospital for Seamen in Greenwich ? and so the Royal Naval College was established. In an age of world wars and developing technology, the Royal Naval College provided state of the art training for promising young officers. It would also see thousands of Wrens trained here during World War II.
The Navy left in 1997, and the Old Royal Naval College is open for the public to visit. You can find out more about life at the Royal Naval College and see other museum exhibits in our Visitor Centre.
Read on to find more about the history of the Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
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Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN, UK