Painted Hall ProjectDuring 2017 and 2018 the Old Royal Naval College is 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. From April 2017 visitors will have the opportunity to ascend 67 steps to a special observation deck and experience the drama of the vast lower hall ceiling up close. Painted Hall Ceiling Tours offer the chance to discover the painting’s hidden mysteries and learn about the new discoveries made as the project unfolds. HomeAbout the ProjectPainted Hall HistorySupport the ProjectNewsPainted Hall Ceiling ToursPages 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.