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Royal Greenwich from top to bottom with CBA London

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Old Royal Naval College

King William Walk

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SE10 9NN

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CBA London has arranged a unique visit to the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich featuring a double tour of the highest and deepest parts of the building.

Within the Hall is Britain’s largest painted ceiling, painted between 1707 and 1726. Because of a major conservation project it is now accessible in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A 50 minute tour will be given via a 60 foot high special observation deck where you can discover the painting’s mysteries as they are revealed for the first time in half a century.

As part of the refurbishment works, archaeological investigations by Pre-Construct Archaeology in the lower hall have uncovered the remains of Tudor cellars, once part of the priory or palace, which contain bee boles, arched recesses for the storing of skelps (woven bee hives) through winters. It is hoped that these will be eventually displayed to the public, and as such they would be almost unique. Leading the tour, PCA Director Peter Moore will describe the archaeological works and the processes (and arguments) that led to their interpretation.

Access – The ceiling is accessible by a lift as well as by stairs, but this must be booked well in advance. Those booking will be given details on how to arrange lift access with their confirmation. The lower hall will have stepped access only and will be part of a building site so sturdy boots should be worn.

SORRY! This event has sold out in just a few days, so apologies if you have been disappointed. Do join the waiting list though, and we'll let you know if any places come free. Note that waiting list places will be offered one by one, so if you hope to come with someone else, you should both sign up individually.

Our refund policy is only to give refunds if the event is sold out and the place(s) can be filled from our waiting list.

If you have any queries about a booking, please contact the organiser.

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