Ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of Britain’s largest painted ceiling.

Painted between 1707 and 1726, the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College hides many surprises. During a major conservation project, visitors will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast masterpiece up close.

Take an hour long ceiling tour via a special observation deck and discover the painting’s mysteries as they are revealed for the first time in half a century.

“A ceiling that rivals Michelangelo’s” – Evening Standard

“Once-in-a-lifetime” – Time Out London

“One of the greatest baroque ceilings in Britain” – Sky News


School groups at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 can experience the Painted Hall ceiling on a free workshop. 

Find out more about our schools Painted Ceiling Experiences.