Guided Group Tours

Tours are 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for the Museum and Gift Shop. The tour route takes groups across the length of the site to visit its main attractions including The Great Hall, Chapel and Figure Court. A site map can be viewed by clicking here.

Availability 

Tours can be booked up to 3 months in advance, and are allotted on a first come first served basis. 

Subject to availability the times and days that tours run are as follows:

Starting at 10:00 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Starting at 13:30 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Please be aware that we are unable to run tours for the last 2 weeks of May, for all of June and all of December.

Tour Prices

10 to 15 people 16 to 30 people 31 to 50 people
£180 £330 £530

A deposit of £50 is required to secure your chosen tour date. Deposits are non-refundable.

Military groups please get in touch directly.

How to book

Tours are booked through our Tours Manager either by email at tours@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk or by telephone on 0207 881 5493.

Bookings can be made 3 months in advance. Bookings open on the first weekday of every month. Eg. July bookings will open on 1st April.

Tours must be booked a minimum of 1 month in advance.

A minimum of 10 people is required to book a Scarlet Tour. If your group consists of less than 10 people you can visit us independently – details of how to do this can be found in our Independent Visitors section on on our FAQ page.

Accessibility

The site of the Royal Hospital Chelsea is 66 acres and although the tours do not cover all of this the tour does involve a large amount of walking. There are 10 steps up to both the Chapel and Great Hall, both of which are fitted with wheelchair lifts. Please make us aware of any access needs your group members have so we can help to facilitate the tour.

 

For more information about Scarlet Tours, and how to visit the Royal Hospital independently, please see our FAQ page.

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