This is a sponsored article on behalf of Old Royal Naval College.
If you don't fancy trekking all the way to Italy to see Michelangelo's masterpiece, why not take a look at London's answer to the Sistine Chapel? The painted ceiling at the Old Royal Naval College is a worthy rival, and as part of the conservation works, visitors can get up close to the artwork on a unique ceiling tour.
There are three pairs of tickets to be won for this unique experience. If you've got a head for heights, enter below to be in with a chance of being one of the lucky ones.
The Painted Hall is the highlight of the Old Royal Naval College, but often the ceiling doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. This new tour allows visitors to ascend a 60ft high observation deck and take in the drama and detail of the artwork like never before.
This is the largest painted ceiling in Britain, with artwork dating from between 1707 and 1726. After all that time, it needs a little sprucing up.
The current conservation project currently aims to restore the paintings to their former glory. Over the next two years, conservators will work on 40,000 sq ft of paintings. Take advantage of the decks they've built to do this, and check out this 60 minute tour — hardhats required.
Londonist readers have the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets for this Painted Hall Ceiling Tour (usually £10 a pop) — simply enter below to be in with a chance. Alternatively, you can book your own tickets here.
Terms and conditions:
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
The competition closes on 23 June at midnight.
All visitors must arrive 15 minutes before the time shown on their ticket. Latecomers will not be admitted and tickets cannot be refunded. All visitors must attend the briefing at the beginning of the tour which will include details on what to do in an emergency situation. Stiletto shoes, any heels above two inches and open toed shoes will not be permitted. Visitors must be fit enough to ascend and descend 70 steps. Visitors who have heart or circulation problems, respiratory disease, epilepsy, or are pregnant are advised to carefully consider their condition before they purchase a ticket. Refunds on the day are not permitted. Children under the age of 6 will not be permitted. All children must be able to ascend and descend the staircase on their own. Pushchairs and buggies are not permitted. Visitors will be required to wear high visibility jackets and hard hats for the duration of the tour. There will be access for wheelchair users. Please contact 020 8269 4799. We cannot guarantee access if you do not phone in advance.
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