Painted Hall Project

For 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.

Take a ceiling tour this weekend

Take a Painted Hall Ceiling Tour this weekend.Read more

History of the Painted Hall

The Painted Hall is the largest painted interior in Europe and the centrepiece of the World Heritage Site in Greenwich.Read more

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About the Project

This landmark project cleaned and conserved the remarkable decorative scheme of the Painted Hall, re-presenting this baroque masterpiece in optimum environmental conditions.Read more

Painted Hall

The Painted Hall will reopen in March 2019Read more

Support the Painted Hall Project

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