The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College
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Opening Times:

10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Please note the Painted Hall will be closing early at 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) on the following dates: :

Saturday 17 July 2021
Saturday 24 July 2021
Monday 26 July 2021
Friday 6 August 2021
Saturday 7 August 2021
Friday 13 August 2021
Saturday 14 August 2021
Thursday 19 August 2021
Saturday 21 August 2021

Closed 24th to 26th December 2021


Have the opportunity of a lifetime in the Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall that is famously dubbed ‘the Sistine Chapel of Britain’. Known for its mesmerising painted ceilings with one of the most iconic representations of Baroque styles in Europe, it is an absolute must-visit for Londoners and tourists alike.

his sensational tour shows paintings that represent the accessions to the throne of William III, Mary II and George I as well as the United Kingdom’s historic successes during the 18th century. With over 200 figures represented, there is much to see and discover as you explore one of country’s most breath-taking buildings.

With audio commentary throughout, you’ll get to hear of Sir Christopher Wren’s famous work as well as having the opportunity to drop in on talks about the Painted Hall. Explore one of the many fascinating exhibits and get hands on experience with the treasure chests filled with sensational historic objects.

Your ticket also includes entry to the new Sackler Gallery where you can learn how Thornhill created the Painted Hall and come face to face with many of the gods and heroes represented on this world-famous ceiling!

Housed in the iconic building of the Old Royal Naval College, the Painted Hall is an unmissable visit and for a limited time only, the ceilings tour provides you with the best possible views of some of the greatest artwork the capital has to offer. Don’t miss out!

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College
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