Information about disabled access to the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, Greenwich.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel/Painted Hall, Greenwich

The Old Royal Naval College Chapel and the Painted Hall have difficulties associated with providing access for anyone with mobility problems, which are common in historic buildings. The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College provides access for people with mobility impairment through the use of a motorised Stairmate. The Ancient Monument status of these buildings makes it difficult to find a permanent solution, although a lift has recently been installed in the Painted Hall.

It should be noted that the Stairmate equipment has its limitations; the maximum weight the Stairmate can hold is 200kg, which is the combined  weight of the wheelchair and its user. Additionally, the maximum width of a wheelchair is 69.6cm (27 inches) this is the overall width, hand-rim to hand-rim. Some electric wheelchairs will exceed these limits. Due to the technical specifications of this machine, we will need specific information regarding the wheelchair being used.

Wheelchair users planning to attend an Awards Ceremony will need to fill in details as requested on the invitation reply form and sign to confirm that they have read and understood wheelchair arrangements for the day. Please arrive outside the Chapel at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of your  ceremony in order to be seated before other guests arrive.

For health and safety reasons, it will not be possible to accommodate more than four wheelchair users in the Chapel or the Painted Hall at any one time. It is therefore imperative that you advise us of your, or your guest's, requirements  by the closing date.

There are a limited number of university-managed parking spaces available onsite for anyone with mobility problems or holding a disabled parking badge.

Important Notice:

If you fail to provide adequate notice to the university that you or your guest is a wheelchair user, we will not be able to accommodate your requirements on the day and will be unable to allow entrance to the Chapel or Painted Hall.