“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


Ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of London’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 a 60 minute 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.

We recommend that you book your tickets in advance. Tickets sold at the venue are subject to availability.

Video: Conservation Director Will Palin discusses the Painted Hall on BBC Newsnight

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.