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The Royal Hospital for Seamen, Greenwich: 'A Refuge for All'

The invisible Hospital

Valuable inheritance

Old pensioners leaving hospital.
View full size imageOld pensioners leaving hospital. © NMM

Since the pensioners left Greenwich in 1865-69, the Hospital has developed as a substantial charitable organization, with an updated welfare and educational role. This has been possible because it has inherited a number of valuable assets, all now under professional management.

Pupils behind bars.
View full size imagePupils from the Hospital School behind fence railings. © NMM
Under the Greenwich Hospital Acts of 1865 to 1990, and through o