Today the Royal Hospital School is regarded as one of the country’s leading independent co-educational boarding schools, but originally it was founded in 1712 as part of Greenwich Hospital, a ‘charitable institution for the aged, infirm or young’.
In the building which now houses the National Maritime Museum, boys from seafaring backgrounds had the rare privilege of learning arithmetic and navigation. As the school’s reputation burgeoned, there were more applicants than places which resulted in the school moving to Holbrook and this impressive campus opening in 1933.
The Royal Hospital School Gallery can be visited at Queen's House, The National Martime Museum, Greenwich.
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