Greenwich Visit

Wednesday 21st June 2017

This visit to the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich will include a unique opportunity to have close-up view of the meticulous cleaning and repair work that is taking place on the ceiling of the Painted Hall. This will be described by Will Palin, Conservation Director, and Stephen Paine of Paine & Stewart Conservation Ltd.

This painting, by Sir John Thornhill, is the largest painted hall in Great Britain. In addition, we will have a guided tour of the Chapel, which has one of the finest 18th-century interiors in the country, and also the Grounds, the Admiral's House and the Skittle Alley. At the end of the tour, there are other places to visit, such as the recently restored Queen’s House, the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, St. Alfege’s Church and the Park.

Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival. The visit to the Painted Hall will begin at 11.30am. There will be a break for you to buy a picnic lunch or lunch in the Old Brewery or elsewhere. In the afternoon, we have a tour of the Chapel, the Grounds, the Admiral’s House and the skittle alley. The guided tour will end at 3.45pm. Booking by 14th June. This visit is limited to 25 people: it is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Cost per person £30,

including a donation to The Friends.