See the ceiling of the Painted Hall up-close

Address:
, King William Walk, Greenwich, London 51.482773 -0.009034
Dates & Time:
to
Tours from 10 AM to 4 PM
Tours last 1 hour
Tickets & Cost:
£11
See
Telephone:
The contact number for Old Royal Naval College is +44 (0) 208 269 4747
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near Old Royal Naval College
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Old Royal Naval College: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386
London bus fares 2017
Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit Old Royal Naval College are Cutty Sark Greenwich Island Gardens
Note: The actual closest train station to Old Royal Naval College is Cutty Sark
London train fares 2017
Disclaimer: London Drum has no association with Old Royal Naval College. Whilst we make every effort to ensure the event information is accurate, art exhibitions in London are sometimes cancelled or amended without us being notified. You should always reconfirm the art exhibition with Old Royal Naval College before making plans

Craig’ London blog> Craig’s Old Royal Naval College review  I’ve written a review and posted some photos on my blog

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the ceiling of the Painted Hall up-close whilst it undergoes restoration.

The Painted Hall was begun by Sir James Thornhill in 1707, and by the time he was finished 19 years later he had turned it into one of the spectacular interiors in Europe.

The accessions to the throne of William III and Mary II in 1688 and George I in 1714 are its chief themes, but Thornhill also told the story of political change, the country's scientific, cultural and naval achievements, all set against a series of magnificent backdrops.

The room is currently undergoing a major conservation project, which means it's not quite as spectacular as it normally appears (it's covered in scaffolding and screens), but they're allowing visitors to climb up 60 feet to a special observation deck and experience the drama of this masterpiece up close!

 

Ask a question! – Talk about this event

More art exhibitions · More history events · All events at Old Royal Naval College

If you like at Old Royal Naval College, then you might also like these other London events…

Open House Weekend — Old Royal Naval College – 16th to 17th September 2017Open House weekend allows you to look around parts of the Old Royal Naval College that are not usually open to the public.

Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every FridayEnjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.

Works by the Bloomsbury Group — Courtauld Gallery – 19th February to 24th September 2017The Courtauld Gallery will be displaying some paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours by the Bloomsbury Group.

Drawn From Life: 12 new sculptures by Marc Quinn – 28th March to 23rd September 2017Sir John Soane's Museum will be showing twelve new sculptures by Marc Quinn, called 'Drawn From Life'.

War Paint — Brushes With Conflict – 30th March to 19th November 2017'War Paint - Brushes With Conflict' is the National Army Museum's first temporary exhibition after their grand re-opening.

‘Queer British Art’ exhibition — at Tate Britain – 5th April to 1st October 2017Tate Britain's 'Queer British Art' will explore how artists expressed themselves when their sexuality had to remain hidden.

 
Copyright © 2017 London Drum. All rights reserved · Contact London Drum · Privacy policy / Terms of use / Cookies

By category

By day

By month

By venue

Custom dates

London Pass

Save some money with London Pass Cheap entry into London attractions

London Pass

Learn more about London Pass

> Save moneyFree or discounted entry into top attractions

> Save timeJump the longest queues with Fast Track entry

Oyster card

Get an Oyster for the cheapest fares The easiest way to travel in London

Oyster card

Learn more about Oyster cardsBuy an Oyster card

> Save moneyGet the cheapest fares on London transport

> Easy to usePay as you go credit on the buses, boats and underground trains