Volunteers: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for people interested in the History of Art. An exciting Heritage Lottery project to restore the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich will start shortly.

The Upper Hall was restored in 2013 and over the next three years the plan is to conserve the remaining 40,000 square feet of this Baroque masterpiece, restoring the Painted Hall to its former glory and preserving it for future generations. The project will be an unsurpassed opportunity to learn conservation skills and bring the stories behind the Painted Hall to life in creative ways.


Volunteer Opportunities: A big part of the upcoming project centres around creating valuable and enjoyable volunteer opportunities  and local volunteers are being brought on board from areas around Greenwich. If you believe you could benefit from developing confidence or employability skills, or just enjoy being part of such a unique project. The project is inclusive and open to all.

There are currently two volunteer roles directly associated with the project:

The Above Deck Explainer: will be leading ceiling tours and have the opportunity to take visitors up-close to see this unique conservation project

The Below Deck Supporter: will remain on the ground floor welcoming guests, speaking about the fully-restored Upper Hall and preparing visitors for their ceiling tour.

Both roles are expected to engage members of the public with our heritage, the importance of conservation, the project’s development and fundraising message.

Volunteer Application Form

The Painted Hall information booklet


Further Information: 

Please contact Claire Haggarty- Volunteer Development

T: 020 8269 4794

E: volunteer@ornc.org

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