Exhibition

500 Years of Mischief and Mayhem in Greenwich

May - October 2021
Tickets: £FREE

Plan A Visit

Award-winning illustrator Nick Ellwood, whose wonderfully mischievous drawings feature in the Painted Hall Family Trail, will have an exhibition from May – October 2021, 500 Years of Mischief and Mayhem in Greenwich.

Original artworks and illustrations from his booklets, inspired by the art in the Painted Hall, will be on display, featuring tales of astronomers, architects, royals, gods and goddesses and figures from the Navy.

Running alongside the exhibition will be drawing workshops for children and adults, interactive and digital demonstrations, and the launch of a new Old Royal Naval College activity book available from the Painted Hall shop.

Free family art and craft drop-in workshops with Nick Ellwood

Visitor Centre, Mezzanine Level
Recommended ages 5-12 years old

3 & 4 August – Gods & Goddesses theme

17 & 18 August – Life at Sea theme

Workshops will run at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm on all dates, and will operate on a first come/first served policy.


We are accredited as “Fantastic for Families” by the Family Arts Standards.

Funded by the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. The Culture Recovery Fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, using funds provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.