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Tickets for Old Royal Naval College: The Painted Hall

Marvel at the jewel of Greenwich and its spectacular baroque interior

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
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Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

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

What's not included

Entrance to other parts of the Old Royal Navy College

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Venue

Opening hours

Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed

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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Mar 2, 2020
Staff were helpful which made my trip all the better as I am a wheelchair user
Feb 11, 2020
Was a great experience. We loved the painting hall. We really appreciate the facilities to reach the hall as we have a 4 month baby. I definitely recommend a visit
Jan 13, 2020
It was a present for my parents but they could not have enjoyed their experience more. The tour guide was fantastic very entertaining and knowledgeable. Lying down and looking up at the ceiling was breathtaking. My father also enjoyed having a go at the bowling!! They would definitely recommend and will be going again.

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