University Of Greenwich Old Royal Naval College

University Of Greenwich Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College –
The Present Day

Queen Anne Court

Queen Anne Court from the Painted Hall entrance

After long negotiations, it was decided that the University of Greenwich should take 150 year leases on Queen Anne Court, Queen Mary Court, and King William Court. The remaining building, King Charles Court, is let to Trinity College of Music. Needless to say, the buildings are a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Listed Grade I.

The Painted Hall and Chapel (see previous page) remain in the possession of the Greenwich Foundation for the Royal Naval College, and are open to the public free of charge. Guided tours can be taken at a charge. For more information on the Chapel, see The Chapel’s Web site. For more on the Painted Hall, see The Painted Hall’s page.

University Of Greenwich Old Royal Naval College

The University of Greenwich was founded in the 1890s as one of the first of the new Polytechnics. In 1994 the University opened negotiations for the purchase of the derelict Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital and nearby Devonport Nurses Home. When the Government announced that the Navy were to leave the area, they decided to bid for the rest of the buildings. As mentioned above, they were successful in gaining leases on three of the buildings. Queen Anne Court was the first of the buildings to be converted, and it received its first students in September 1999. Queen Mary Court was occupied in September 2000; King William Court in 2001.

The new campus, known as the ‘Maritime Greenwich University Campus’, presently comprises the Schools of Computing and Mathematical Science and Post Compulsory Education and Training, together with the new Greenwich Maritime Institute. The Vice Chancellor’s office and other administrative accommodation are also within Queen Anne Court. In the Old Dreadnought Hospital is the Library and computer labs.