Thursday 6 September: London Visit - The Painted Hall, Greenwich


The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich


The Painted Hall forms the centrepiece of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Old Royal Naval College. The spectacular Baroque interior, designed by Sir James Thornhill, is currently undergoing a monumental restoration project which will breathe new life into this masterpiece of art and architecture. The tour will be led by Will Palin, Director of Conservation at the ORNC, and members will have the opportunity to experience the drama of Thornhill’s incredible painted ceiling at close range from the scaffolding platform that has been installed while the work is undertaken. This unique experience will be one of the last opportunities to view the ceiling up close before scaffolding is removed at the end of September 2018.