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Painted Hall

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Stunning, Amazing Guided Tour

Visited on Bank Holiday Monday, and it wasn't too busy. We picked up an audio guide, and then... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A splendid day trip!

The painted hall is certainly the jewel in the crown of the Old Royal Naval College. Book online... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tip 1 book ahead. Tip 2 get the audio guide. Tip 3 lie on your back on the couches to view the ceiling. Tip 4 get the 30 min guided tour it makes far more sense. Very very impressive and the restoration work is fantastic....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Bank Holiday Monday, and it wasn't too busy. We picked up an audio guide, and then waited for a guided tour which was scheduled within the next couple of minutes. We were so pleased that we did. Sa'ad was exceptional in both his...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The painted hall is certainly the jewel in the crown of the Old Royal Naval College. Book online to save on the tickets (£1 per person) and take advantage of the offer to have a guide. It's the stories that make the history come alive...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dee E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it took him many years it is amazing that one man could have produced such a masterpiece. The walls and ceiling are covered with historical and mythological figures and it pays homage to the late Stuart monarchs, and to the growing power of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ColinBern
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Visited the Painted Hall in Greenwich to see the restoration of this iconic place, it is truly quite stunning, We took advantage of the free tour ( Although it is included in your £12 entrance fee ) which was well worth while, nice to have...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Peter P
Reviewed April 7, 2019

We visited several years ago and took a tour just before it closed for its expensive refurbishment, it was fabulous then but it is outstanding now. You can lie down on a couch to view the ceiling or use one the table mirrors. It is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ian M
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

The £12 full adult cost is well worth the money; allowing free entry for a year too. The recent restoration has transformed the painting which are full of artistry history comedy politics and classical representations. The artist, James Thornhill is a genious and the building,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

This newly restored Painted Hall is stunningly beautiful, do take a guided tour as there are so many images represented within the paintings, you really do need someone to point them out and explain them for it all to make sense. Our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

The Painted Hall, tucked away within the Old Royal Navy College, is a treat if you're partial to a bit of trompe l'oeil (and who isn't). It's free to visit along with the other delights of the Greenwich museums - although they do very reasonably...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

The Painted Hall has recently reopened after years of restoring the murals to their original 18th century splendour. I think it is definitely true in what they say about this being ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’. The room is simply stunning with so much to take in....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the
very concept of global time was established at Royal
Observatory, just one of several buildings of
architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole
of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park
and a number of related buildings (and one world
famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World
Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
Agree, check the website. You need to book and when we went must of the ceiling was only visible from the scaffolding. In a year or so you still be able to see it from the floor.