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Tickets for Old Royal Naval College: The Painted Hall

Marvel at the jewel of Greenwich and its spectacular baroque interior

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Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
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Overview

Highlights

  • Marvel at the exceptional Painted Hall, the jewel of Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College
  • Use an interactive guide to learn the history of Sir James Thornhill's masterpiece and meet its gods and heroes
  • Search the Hall's treasure chest to wield King Louis XIV's broken sword and wear King William's cloak

Description

It's not often you get to visit the birthplace of an English king, let alone world-famous husband Henry VIII, but the stunning walls and ceiling inside the Old Royal Naval College are actually a much bigger draw than Old Coppernose.

After extensive renovation, the Painted Hall goes some way to justifying its billing as the Sistine Chapel of the UK. Enjoy an interactive guide to the Hall, get hands on with objects inspired by its history, plus gain access to the fascinating Sackler Gallery.

Interactive guides allow you to experience the unique history of the Painted Hall and the intriguing stories within the Sackler Gallery, where you'll discover how Sir James Thornhill created the now world-famous Hall, and meet the many characters, including gods and heroes, depicted on the ceiling.

It's a fun-for-all experience, and you're encouraged to interact with the replica artifacts on display. Throw on King William's cloak, brave a staring contest with the Medusa on Athena's shield and knight your friends with King Louis XIV's broken sword.

Ticket

What's included

General admission to the Painted Hall
Multimedia guides in 7 languages (please bring your own headphones for hygienic reasons)

What's not included

Entrance to other parts of the Old Royal Navy College

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Venue

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Old Royal Naval College
King William Walk, East Greenwich, SE10 9NN, London
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Ratings & reviews

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A
Sep 29, 2020
Excellent
Fantastic opportunity to see such a great painting. A lot deeper meaning to the painting than I first thought. Covid safe.
M
Sep 14, 2020
Excellent
Amazing sites, very knowledgeable guides for the Painted Hall and the outside sites. Alan and the lady guide ( sorry could not remember her name) brought the whole experience to life. Majestic...
Amazing sites, very knowledgeable guides for the Painted Hall and the outside sites. Alan and the lady guide ( sorry could not remember her name) brought the whole experience to life. Majestic buildings and beautiful paintings , out of this world. Highly recomend it as a fantastic day out 🤩🤩
G
Sep 14, 2020
Excellent
What an amazing experience and how wonderful in these times that the 4 of us were able to visit, thank you. The information in the audio guides really put the ceiling into perspective. This was...
What an amazing experience and how wonderful in these times that the 4 of us were able to visit, thank you. The information in the audio guides really put the ceiling into perspective. This was our first visit however I am sure we shall return. We were welcomed heartily in the cafe area and proceeded upstairs. Wow! What a ceiling!

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