Royal Naval College Greenwich and Museum

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Well Tim.....
I am not sure if I am sad or glad hearing this news , as having followed your advice and viewing it last year and loving every twist and turn we had at this much under rated museum we wonder what affect this news holds for such a magnificent centre of excellence and remains very dear to our heart having now embraced the experience full on.

What are your views and reaction might I ask and is there a cue of suitable applicants to take over the rudder so to speak :(
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I don't really have a worthwhile view yet Ivor, we need to see who is next on the bridge.....
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Well at this juncture we can only wish them well Tim , and pray it maintains its standards eh .
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Job done, well almost. After a two-year labour of love to restore and conserve the Painted Hall the re-opening date has been set. There will be a reception of the great and good on the evening of the 21st March thereafter everyone needs to go and soo how splendid this grand place really is.
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timlewin wrote: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:15 pm Job done, well almost. After a two-year labour of love to restore and conserve the Painted Hall the re-opening date has been set. There will be a reception of the great and good on the evening of the 21st March thereafter everyone needs to go and soo how splendid this grand place really is.
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Great news Tim, well done to all concerned.

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As one who went there recently and saw the results of their hard work We can only congratulate their hard work
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https://www.forces.net/news/heritage/na ... -440997241

And here it is, filmed by BFBS, reopened to the public at last...
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Remember it well Tim , and enjoyed our visit very much last year .
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timlewin wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:44 am https://www.forces.net/news/heritage/na ... -440997241

And here it is, filmed by BFBS, reopened to the public at last...
A beautiful sight and a national treasure.

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My comments do not do it justice Jim , we were fortunate enough to be able to view it up close and personal when we visited and were allowed to view it from just a few feet beneath it.... from the scaffolding erected to carry out the cleaning and restoration work :)

The colours and depiction of each scene is breathtaking , and to try and absorb it all is mind blowing as no sooner did you view one section the size of your living room ceiling than you moved on to another which was better than the last and the scene depicted being explained by the guide and the conjecture as to what was in the mind of the artist as he painted it was like a condensed viewing of twenty years of a "Soap" in as many minutes , and I recall most of the party rocking with laughter as the guide explained the storey line .

We considered ourselves extremely fortunate to have been given the opportunity to view it up close and personal ........simply wonderful

Whilst viewing it we remarked on "our resident Artist " on our naval Forum and his seemingly endless skills and what he would make of it in all its naval splendour...and we looked in the bottom left hand corner but couldn't find his monogram any where ;)

Certainly worthy of its fame "World Wide" in my opinion
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