Painted Hall ProjectFor the last two years the Old Royal Naval College has been cleaning and conserving 40,000 square feet of the Painted Hall. This landmark project will return clarity, colour and vibrancy to Sir James Thornhill’s masterpiece. Importantly, the project will also create a more stable environment so that it will be many decades before the Painted Hall needs conserving again. As part of the project we gave over 80,000 visitors the opportunity to ascend specially built scaffolding to an observation deck to experience the drama of the vast lower hall ceiling up close. The Painted Hall project is now in its final stages and will reopen in March 2019. Home About the Project Painted Hall History Support the Project Blog Painted Hall Reopening Pages What's on News Painted Hall Ceiling Tour Tickets now on sale Tickets for Painted Hall Ceiling Tours are now on sale online. During a major conservation project, Painted Hall Ceiling Tours will allow visitors to the Old Royal Naval College to experience the drama of the vast Painted Hall ceiling up close. From April 1, ceiling tours will climb to the top of a special observation deck and be able to see the paintings from just a few feet away. Expert volunteer tour guides will discover the painting’s mysteries as they are revealed for the first time in half a century. Tickets can be bought online here.