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 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.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance by registering here.


This tour is delivered in spoken English by Anna Mason, Interpretation Manager, with British Sign Language interpretation by Stephen Hudson. 

Please meet in the Painted Hall by the Ticketing Desk at 13.45.

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

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

Matilde Martinetti, Interpretation Assistant: mmartinetti@ornc.org, 020 8269 4723