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Painted Hall Ceiling Tours at Old Royal Naval College

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours © ORNC. Photo: Andrew Thompson
Get right up close to the magnificent ceiling of the "Sistine Chapel of the UK", as its secrets are revealed for the first time in half a century. Read More


Admire the largest painted ceiling in London from a 60-foot (18-metre) observation deck on a Painted Hall Ceiling Tour at the Old Royal Naval College.

Currently undergoing a major conservation project, the impressive Baroque hall, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, took artist Sir James Thornhill nearly 20 years to paint in the early 1700s.

Climb the scaffolding to marvel at the spectacular masterpiece and to learn more about this culturally significant work.


Child Ticket (6 to 17 years old) £5.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket £10.00 per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Old Royal Naval College

King William Walk
SE10 9NN
+44 (0)20 8269 4799
Public transport:
By DLR: to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich. By tube: to Canary Wharf and change there for the DLR to Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich. By rail: to Greenwich. By river: to Greenwich Pier.

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