Ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of Britain’s largest painted ceiling.

Painted between 1707 and 1726, the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College hides many surprises. Currently undergoing a major conservation project, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast baroque masterpiece up close. 

Take an hour long ceiling tour via a special observation deck and discover the painting’s mysteries as they are revealed for the first time in half a century.

This audio-description tour is suitable for blind and partially-sighted visitors. The tour is delivered by an expert Tour Guide and includes a series of tactile objects.

Cost: £5, plus one accompanying person for free. 


Please meet at the welcome desk in the Painted Hall at 11.15. The closest station is Cutty Sark DLR. If you would like to be met at the station please contact Matilde Martinetti, [email protected], 020 8269 4723.

Click here for a map and information on how to get to the site.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome: do let us know when booking a tour if you will be accompanied by one of these.

Lift access is available but must be pre-booked.

If you require any other support, or have other access requirements that you would like to let us know about then please contact Matilde.