Painted Hall Reopening Celebrations

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London

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Event location:
Old Royal Naval College , 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
When:Event passed!
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Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to
Sun 24th Mar 2019

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Where:Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:23 March: 09:30 - 17:00 24 March: 10:00 - 17:00
Admission:£12 (for access to the Painted Hall), Free to visit the Undercroft, Visitor Centre, Chapel and Grounds, Under 16s free

About the event

Celebrate the reopening of the Painted Hall following a major two year conservation project. Be one of the first to see the stunning transformation in the Painted Hall and the Undercroft below, which now houses a new shop, café and Sackler Gallery space.

To commemorate the reopening, members of the Greenwich, Deptford and Rotherhithe Sea Cadets, will perform a ceremonial parade at 9.30am in the grounds on Saturday 23 March as we prepare to cut the ribbon and officially open the Painted Hall and Undercroft at 10am.

Throughout the weekend you’ll also find Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, James Thornhill (who painted the Painted Hall), Samuel Pepys and other historical characters touring the Old Royal Naval College grounds and buildings; a piano recital from Trinity Laban musician Jinah Shim; music from the Fugitive Orchestra; mouth-watering international food stalls and high-quality crafts from Amber Markets in front of the Visitor Centre; a photography exhibition on the mezzanine level in the Visitor Centre showing how the Painted Hall was conserved; kids activities (including make your own crowns for free); plus gin enthusiasts can take advantage of The Old Brewery’s pop up with Sipsmiths Gin on the Pepys Lawn.

Discover one of London’s most spectacular hidden gems set within Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece. Visitors can now enjoy guided talks in the Painted Hall, a multimedia guide, handling objects, and a kids trail. Plus you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the foundations of Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII’s former royal home which were uncovered in the Undercroft as part of the renovation works.

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