Sir Christopher Wren's riverside masterpieceOpen daily 10:00 - 17:00Grounds open daily 08:00 - 23:00
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.
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