The claw-like Tonesight machine sits on a black and white checkerboard floor.

The Painted Hall

Discover the UK’s Sistine Chapel: the Painted Hall at Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College. An epic 18th-century masterpiece that has now reopened following an £8.5 million makeover. Painted between 1707 and 1726, the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College is Britain’s largest painted ceiling and hides many surprises.

The tour will be delivered by an expert guide who has been trained in audio description by VocalEyes. The tour includes handling objects inspired by the ceiling, and will be followed by a workshop session on the Tonesight installation (click here for more information). Tonesight is a motion-sensing machine that uses music, movement and audio description to interpret the Painted Hall for people.

To book online:

Please note: If you have a valid 12 month Adult (disabled access) ticket to the Painted Hall, or have attended an access tour since March 2019, check your e-ticket or confirmation email from that previous booking for a discount code to book your next access tour free. If you cannot find your discount code, email details of your previous booking to [email protected]

If you are booking for the first time, you will be sent a code in the confirmation email giving you free entry to access events until March 2020.

Click here for site map & Click here for details on how to find the Old Royal Naval College.

VocalEyes has also created a recorded audio-described guide to the Hall, available on site.

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