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Old Royal Naval College Chapel

Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN

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Introduction

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    • The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul is located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.
    • Although the Chapel is open to visitors it is still an active place of worship, holding regular services throughout the week.
    • There are also frequent events and performances which may affect the opening times.
    • Please see the ONRC website for details.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Greenwich.
  • The nearest underground station is North Greenwich.
  • The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich.
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    • Visitors with a visual impariment or disability who require support or an escort from Cutty Sark DLR station should contact the access team.
    • The venue is also very close to Greenwich Pier for riverboat services.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Cutty Sark Gardens Public Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Welland Street.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Cutty Sark Gardens Car Park is to the west of the ORNC site and is the nearest for the visitor centre and the Old Brewery.
    • There is also a public car park off Park Row, to the east of the site, which is closer to the Chapel and Painted Hall.

Grounds

  • There is no vehicle access for the public into the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.
  • There are several pedestrian entrances to the site, all with level access or easy slopes.
  • The gates from King William Walk to the west (shown in photographs 1 and 2) and Romney Road are off busy roads.
  • The east entrance, off Park Row, would be in a quieter road for vehicle drop offs.
  • The Lewin Gate (shown in photograph 3) enters the site from the public footpath which runs alongside the river bank to the north.
  • The site is over 350m from east to west.
  • The main routes are wide and level with a surface of stone slabs or resin-bound gravel (shown in photographs 4 - 6).
  • There is a map to download from the accessibility page of the ORNC website to show the step-free routes around the site.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the Painted Hall.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the front of the building.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building facing the central walkway through the grounds.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 194cm (6ft 4in).
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    • The bell can be used to request assistance with the door.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Queens Entrance: Toilets)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
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    • This entrance is for the toilets only, not the Chapel.
    • Access is privided by a member of staff.

Level Change (Queens Entrance: Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the side of the building.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Public Gallery)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the main entrance.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Level Change (Access to Chapel)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the entrance foyer and the chapel.
  • There is/are 14 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • A Stairmate powered wheelchair lifting device is available and will be operated by a trained member of staff.
    • Please use the bell at the entrance to request help if there is not a member of staff in the entrance hall.
    • A wheelchair is available to use with the Stairmate or the visitor may remain in their own wheelchair.
    • This can include some electric wheelchairs, subject to total weight limits, but not electric scooters.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
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    • The nearest accessible toilet is outside, to the rear of The Old Brewery and the ONRC Visitor Centre about 200m away.
    • There is also a smaller accessible toilet with inward opening door inside the Visitor Centre.
    • Please see the guide to the visitor centre for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Please contact the Visitor Centre for details of guided tours, including audio described and BSL tours.