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, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast masterpiece up close.

Take a 50 minute, accessible tour via a special observation deck and discover the painting’s mysteries as they are revealed for the first time in half a century.

Lift access must be pre-booked, please call 020 8269 4799 to discuss your requirements.

“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.