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.

Until September 30th 2018 visitors 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. This is the last chance to get within touching distance of one of the UK's most inspiring baroque masterpieces, and not to be missed.

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 will clean and conserve the remarkable decorative scheme of the Painted Hall, re-presenting this baroque masterpiece in optimum environmental conditions.Read more

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours

Book now to ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of Britain’s largest painted ceiling.Read more

Support the Painted Hall Project

Sponsor a square foot today and return the Painted Hall to its former gloryRead more