The Royal Hospital Chelsea in Colour

2 new colouring activities for young children. Download and print on A4, or enlarge to A3. Don’t forget to tag us in your drawings on social media!

  • Colour in History (PDF Download)
    Colour in the Chelsea Pensioners, their iconic scarlet uniforms and their home at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Why not add some of your own drawings? Perhaps you’d like to include things the Chelsea Pensioners might enjoy seeing whilst they are at home.

  • Charles II in Chelsea (PDF Download)
    King Charles II built the Royal Hospital to look after old soldiers. Colour in the King and his dogs. Add flowers, plants and wildlife: the grounds of the Royal Hospital are home to foxes, birds and even bats.

    Charles II Colouring

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Staff Nurse - Beata wearing a facemask
International Nurses' Day 2020

12 May is the International Day of the Nurse where people all over the world recognise the important role of nurses in their communities. On this day we also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing.

Torpedo explosion display on the water at the Royal Military and Naval Exhibition
From exploding torpedoes to stuffed polar bears: The Royal Military and Naval Exhibitions of 1890 and 1891

Today, the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s South Grounds are famous for hosting the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show. However, the tradition of using our grounds for exhibitions began at the end of the 19th century.


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