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Check Out The Sistine Chapel Of The UK On This Exclusive Tour

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Check Out The Sistine Chapel Of The UK On This Exclusive Tour

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Old Royal Naval College.

Credit: Andrew Thompson

There's a new way to take in the stunning Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich — check out the Painted Hall Ceiling Tours to see the 'Sistine Chapel of the UK' in all its glory.

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The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College — created between 1707 and 1726 — is a treasure trove of masterful artistry, studded with the odd secret or two. Now you have the chance to get up-close on a new tour.

Ascend 60 feet via a special observation deck and admire the extravagant, playful, thoughtful, naïve and politically-shrewd painting of Sir James Thornhill.

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This opportunity is part of a major conservation project aiming to restore the Painted Hall to its former glory.

The once-vivid paintings that make the Painted Hall so unique are concealed beneath 50 years of accumulated dirt and dust. It's time they were cleaned up — but to make the Painted Hall as bright as it once was, a whopping 40,000 square feet of wall paintings must be put to rights.

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You can lend a helping hand by sponsoring a square foot for £75 — and once you've explored the intricacies of the paintings, you may well be convinced to help restore the room.

Book now for this once in a lifetime opportunity to see London's largest painting ceiling — it's a lot closer than the Sistine Chapel, and just as impressive.

Last Updated 20 April 2017