With the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread around the country and, in particular, in London, we have taken the necessary steps to safeguard the Chelsea Pensioners and staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. As such all school visits and bookings have been cancelled until further notice. The main Royal Hospital Chelsea site will now also be closed to external visitors until further notice.

Explore the history of the Chelsea Pensioners 
Free school visits available

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is currently engaged in building a suite of cross-curricular learning activities with strong links to the National Curriculum in England. 

Join us for one of our tailor-made learning sessions or events to learn about over 300 years of history and the role that Royal Hospital Chelsea has played in British society.

Unable to visit? Why not let the Chelsea Pensioners come to you? We offer outreach to local London schools and institutions. Take part in a themed workshop or book a talk with a Chelsea Pensioner.

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Grounds & Gardens
A glimpse of our glorious grounds – an update

Although it is sadly not currently possible to welcome visitors to our grounds and garden, Grounds & Gardens Manager Ric Glenn gives you a glimpse behind our gates and updates you on the work his team has been doing during lockdown.

Messages of Remembrance
Messages of Remembrance

As we approach Armistice Day on 11th November, we share messages of remembrance from the Governor of the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners attending the Cenotaph. 

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