ESOL Painted Hall ceiling tours, 1.5 hours

A close-up look at the Painted Hall ceiling, with half an hour’s pre-teaching to help ESOL learners better understand what they will see in the Painted Hall.

Visitors have this once-in-a-generation opportunity to ascend to the observation deck and see the characters and messages of the ceiling up close.


ESOL Highlights Visit, 2 hours

An informal tour exploring the site and its history. Visit the Chapel and Painted Hall, and finish with a game in the Victorian Skittle Alley.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 13.00 during term time, groups are welcome to stay for a free recital in the Chapel. Other extension activities might be available on request.


Festive ESOL, seasonal visits, 2 hours

Celebrate the end of term and visit for a seasonal themed workshop at Christmas or Easter. Explore the seasonal symbols in the paintings in the Painted Hall, find out what happens in the Chapel, and share understanding about other festive cultural celebrations. Play a game of skittles and try your hand at a traditional festive craft.


Young learners

We welcome visits from groups of young people and can adapt tours and workshops to fit the needs and interests of your group. Please fill out an inquiry form and let us know the ESOL levels, ages and needs of your learners.  


How to book a visit

To book a visit for your ESOL group, please complete and send the booking form. To discuss your visit in detail, contact Community and Outreach Officer Kori Hutchinson for more information: khutchinson@ornc.org or 020 8269 4711.

Please do also let us know if you want to bring a self-guided group to visit. An outreach talk at your centre/college may also be possible.