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Painted Hall Talks

Enhance your Painted Hall experience

Enhance your Painted Hall experience

Guided talks

Join one of our expert guides as they introduce you to the cast of over 200 fascinating characters is assembled on the ceiling and walls of the Painted Hall. This enlightening 30-minute talk delves into the rich history and compelling stories behind Sir James Thornhill’s artwork that took 19 years to complete.

Gather at the meeting point in the Painted Hall vestibule to join the next talk, included in your ticket.

Talks depart at 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm and 4pm.*

*Subject to availability, please ask a member of staff what tours are available on the day.

Multimedia guide 

For an alternative exploration of the Painted Hall’s history try our multimedia guides. Available in seven languages at no extra charge, these guides provide a comprehensive understanding of the Painted Hall. Simply pick one up downstairs in the Undercroft to enrich your visit.