Highlighting Thornhill's Achievements

Dr Anya Matthews, Research Curator for the Painted Hall project will be conducting a number of talks over the coming months to highlight Sir James Thornhill's achievements.Read more

'A Great and Noble Design:' Sir James Thornhill's Painted Hall

Listen to Dr Anya Matthews, Research Curator for the Painted Hall Project, as she presents Thornhill's preparatory sketches for the Painted Hall.Read more

An Evening of Naval History

We invited Dr Chris Ware from the University of Greenwich to talk to us about the Naval history and iconography in the Painted Hall.Read more

Conservation trials in the Painted Hall

Our specialist conservators Stephen Paine and Sophie Stewart have been undertaking trials in the Painted Hall.Read more

We did it! ORNC completes Europe's largest paint-by-numbers.

We've completed Europe's largest paint-by-numbers based on our stunning Painted Hall. Thanks to all the visitors who helped us complete the painting!Read more

Hugh Broughton Architects to deliver Phase II of the Painted Hall Project

Hugh Broughton Architects, London has been announced as the lead consultant to deliver the conservation of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC).Read more

The Painted Hall as you’ve never seen it before

Two weeks ago BBC News flew a drone in the Painted Hall for the first time. This stunning film was the result...Read more

Drone takes flight in the Painted Hall

At the end of January BBC News filmed in the Painted Hall using a remote controlled drone. We couldn't resist filming this unusual site and the result is this short film.Read more

Video: Painted Hall on the BBC National News

The Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich took two decades to paint and has been described as the "Sistine Chapel of the UK". Work is due to begin to give the highly-decorated ceiling its first major restoration in over half a century.Read more

Painted Hall Conservation Project gets a big boost

Today we received some thrilling news from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are to receive a £2.77 million grant towards our £7 million Painted Hall Project.Read more