Join this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the ceiling of the Greenwich’s Painted Hall in this series of ceiling tours taking place while conservators restore 40,000 sqft of the ceiling’s painted surface. The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich is described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’. The paintings, drawn by Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726, are considered to be the greatest Baroque decorative scheme in England.
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Surely this is an experienced of a lifetime when you get to ascend 60 feet and looking at the exquisite baroque ceiling (painted between 1707 and 1726) by Sir James Thornhill up close and in details.
The 50 minutes long tour gives you hidden stories of the creative process of British’s largest painted ceiling with background history; as well we a chance to see conservation in action.
When the conservation is finished in late September this year, it is expected to maintain the condition for another century. So make sure you catch the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see it before late September.