21.10.2017, 00:00 A.M.
Join the Young Irish Georgians for a walking tour of the Old Royal Naval College and gardens, at the heart of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The tour will be given by William Palin, Conservation Director at the ORNC, and former Director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, and will include a view of the Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, a Neoclassical masterpiece by James ‘Athenian’ Stuart and William Newton, and featuring a Samuel Green organ and an altarpiece painted by Benjamin West. It is one of Britain's finest 18th-century interiors.
The tour will finish with entry to the Painted Hall, Britian’s largest painted ceiling, which is currently under-going restoration works [please note: at the time of print, the Painted Ceiling is scheduled to be accessible by late October]. Its ceiling and wall decorations were conceived and executed by the British artist Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726 at the pivotal moment when the United Kingdom was created and became a dominant power in Europe. There will be an optional lunch after the tour at the nearby Old Brewery Pub.
The tour will cost £15 (£25 for standard members). If you would like to attend, please send your completed application form & cheque to Lucy O’Connor.