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 tour is delivered in British Sign Language by Deaf Guide John Wilson, with voice over interpretation by Stephen Hudson. 

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


Please meet at the welcome desk in the Painted Hall at 13:45. 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 Martinetti, Interpretation Assistant, mmartinetti@ornc.org, 020 8269 4723