Painted Hall ceiling tour

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. Currently undergoing a major conservation project, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast baroque 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.

The tour is delivered by an expert tour guide who has been trained in audio-description by Vocaleyes. It will be followed by a handling session with tactile objects in the Clore Learning Centre, where visitors will be able to explore the past and present life of the Painted Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are £5 and admit a blind or partially-sighted person for free. 

Please meet at the welcome desk in the Painted Hall at 11.15.

The closest station is Cutty Sark DLR. If you would prefer to be met at the station please contact: [email protected], 020 8269 4799.

A map of the site is available here.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Lift access is available but must be pre-booked.

If you require any other support please contact us on [email protected] or call 020 8269 4799.

Image caption: view of Painted Hall observation deck with elaborately decorated ceiling

Booking contact number 020 8269 4799 Booking contact email [email protected]