Painted Hall ProjectFor 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. As part of the project we gave over 80,000 visitors the opportunity to ascend specially built scaffolding to an observation deck to experience the drama of the vast lower hall ceiling up close. The Painted Hall project is now in its final stages and will reopen in March 2019. Home About the Project Painted Hall History Support the Project Blog Painted Hall Reopening Pages Painted Hall Project Painted Hall Following extensive conservation work the Painted Hall Project is now in its final stages, nearing completion. Work has now begun to remove the scaffolding which was in place to allow the conservation work on the ceiling to take place, and final preparations are being made to return the hall to its former glory. From March 2019 the Painted Hall will reopen to the public complete with a new entrance via the King William Undercroft, which will also host a new café, shop and Sackler Gallery space Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about our plans for reopening of the Painted Hall and to be in with a chance to be invited to our exclusive pre-opening events If you would like to find out more about hiring the Painted Hall ahead of reopening please visit our venue hire site.