Painted Hall ProjectVideo: Conserving the Painted Hall Painted Hall Project The Painted Hall is currently closed as we prepare for an ambitious conservation project. Over 2 years, a team of conservators will work on 3,700 square metres of painted surface, bringing new life and vibrancy to paintings obscured by decades of deterioration. From April 2017 visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to the vast lower hall ceiling via a special observation deck. HomeThe ProjectHistory2Support the Project2News2Painted Hall Ceiling Tours2 What's on Big Picture Blog Filming The Crown at the ORNC The Old Royal Naval College is one of the most popular filming locations in the world. A vast number of films, from Four Weddings and a Funeral to Pirates of the Carribbean, have made use of the ORNC’s grandiose Georgian buildings and lavish interiors. The newest addition to the list is The Crown, Netflix’s most expensive series to date and now a double winner at the Golden Globe awards. Queen Elizabeth gives a speech in the Chapel in a trailer for the series The ORNC featured extensively in the series, utilising many parts of the site. The Chapel appears in the trailer, its neoclassical architecture - supplemented with flower displays and guards in military uniform - lending its grandeur well to the camera. The Chapel vestibule and the square packed with extras The Chapel vestibule also appears in the same scene, as crowds of reporters and flag-wavers stand outside. During filming, a thin column of people stood across the square, filling the narrow section of the square visible through the door, and creating the illusion of a huge crowd. The temporary porch extended from the Queen Anne building Exterior filming also took place in the Grand Square of the ORNC. Due to the difficulties of filming at a working, high-security location such as Buckingham Palace, the ORNC became several palaces and cutaway shots for the series. A temporary porch was even added to the Queen Anne building for cars to drive beneath. Extras, dressed as paparazzi, patiently await the next shot Filming is a common occurrence at the ORNC and visitors can sometimes find themselves wandering into film sets. Find out more about filming on our site. Find out more Plan your visit Past Features Shoot at the ORNC Every commercial photograph shoot, television and film production supports our work to conserve and restore the glorious buildings and grounds of the ORNC.