London

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London

The Painted Hall

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of the most spectacular and important baroque interiors in Europe. Its ceiling and wall decorations were conceived and executed by the British artist Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726 at the pivotal moment when the United Kingdom was created and became a dominant power in Europe.

The Painted Hall is a powerful synthesis of painting and architecture in which Thornhill’s decoration appears to emanate effortlessly from the interior of Hawksmoor’s imposing building. By turns extravagant, playful, thoughtful, naïve and politically-shrewd, Thornhill’s scheme (one for which he received a knighthood and payment of £6,685) presents a vivid and compelling picture of Britain’s place in the world according to those who governed it at the start of the eighteenth century. The Painted Hall has overawed and delighted visitors ever since.

Duration

A typical visit last 75 - 90 mins but guests are welcome to stay as long as they'd like

Times

Old Royal Navy College 10am - 5pm daily

Grounds from 8am - 11pm daily

Seat Selection Info

Child Under 16 tickets available from the dropdown.

Location

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, London, SE10 9NN

Additional Details & FAQ

Faqs

Reopening FAQ's can be found here.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please show your voucher on your phone, or print this ticket, to gain entry to the event.

Suitable For Children

Yes.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.

Where Do I Go

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, London, SE10 9NN