Royal Hospital Chelsea and its collection

Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a retirement and nursing home for veterans of the British Army run by an independent charity. It dates back to 1682 when it was founded by King Charles II, who was inspired by Les Invalides in Paris. The site includes a chapel built by Sir Christopher Wren who also designed the Great Hall. The chapel is an example of Wren's architecture and it features a silver-gilt altar plate. The Royal Hospital's museum displays paintings, dioramas, uniforms and many other artifacts.

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Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road
SW3 4SR London

Visitor information Royal Hospital Chelsea

Opening hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed




Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

Royal Hospital Road, London

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