Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich

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The Old Royal Naval College

 

Boasting a breathtaking baroque English architecture, the Old Royal Naval College centering

the Maritime Greenwich is established in 1694 by the Royal Charter to support seamen and their dependents. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was planned by Sir Christopher Wren and during the eighteenth century, the whole structure was redesigned by architects Hawksmoor, Vanburgh and

James Stuart. The buildings were originally constructed to serve as the Greenwich Hospital but

were closed in 1869 and became the Royal Naval College from 1873 to 1998.

When the building became a training establishment in 1873, it provided courses for naval officers and advanced training for mid-ranking officers, and joined the functions of the former Naval College and the School of Naval Architecture and Marine engineering. Other departments opened after the World War: the Department of Nuclear Science and Technology in 1959 and JASON, the departmentís research

and training reactor in 1962. The Royal Navy left the college in 1998.

ORNC is usually used for filming TV programs and films including the Hugh Grant-starrer Four Weddings and a Funeral, , The Mummy Returns, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Eastern Promises and The Golden Compass. The site was also used for the reality show, Amazing Race.