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The Painted Hall is currently closed as we prepare for an ambitious conservation project. From next spring visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to the vast lower hall ceiling via a special observation deck.

The Painted Hall Project will focus on the Lower Hall, whose magnificent ceiling depicts the founders of the Royal Hospital for Seamen – King William III and Queen Mary II – and the Vestibule, with its soaring cupola, which lists the donors who contributed to the establishment of the Royal Hospital.

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The Painted Hall has been described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’. 

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