AD Guided Tours: Royal Naval College

audio described guided tour of royal naval college

Audio-described guided tours for blind and partially-sighted visitors

Audio-described guided tour of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich will take place on 20th January 2018.

A unique opportunity to gain access to the painted ceiling at close quarters while it is being restored.

Audio-Described Painted Hall Ceiling Tour

Ascend 60 feet and uncover the secrets of Britain’s largest painted ceiling.

Painted between 1707 and 1726, the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College hides many surprises. Currently undergoing a major conservation project, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast baroque masterpiece up close.

Take an hour long ceiling tour via a special observation deck and discover the painting’s mysteries as they are revealed for the first time in half a century.

This audio-description tour is suitable for blind and partially-sighted visitors. The tour is delivered by an expert tour guide and includes a series of tactile objects.

Venue: The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9NN
Date: 20 Jan 2018, Time: 11:30 am –  12:30pm
Cost: £5, plus one accompanying person for free.
Contact: call  Matilde  020 8269 4770 or email
To book by phone call 020 8269 4770

For a map and information on how to get to the site:

Access Requirements

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome: do let the organisers know when booking a tour if you will be accompanied by one of these.

Please note that the observation deck is reached by climbing a metal staircase of approximately 70 steps. Lift access is available but must be pre-booked.

The venue can also offer individuals and groups audio-described tours of the Painted Hall at other times by request. To book one of these sessions call 020 8269 4770 or email Matilde on

Please meet at the welcome desk in the Painted Hall at 11.15am. The closest station is Cutty Sark DLR. If you would like to be met at the station please contact Matilde Martinetti,, 020 8269 4770.


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