Greenwich Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre has a permanent exhibition telling the story of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, and a gallery for temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

What was once Greenwich Borough Museum has amalgamated with the local history archives to become the Greenwich Heritage Centre, in the process relocating to a striking 19th-century building in the heart of the Royal Arsenal.

The Centre features a permanent exhibition on the history of the Royal Arsenal, charting its roles as Henry VIII's dockyard, munitions depot, stopping off place for convicts en route to Australia, and the birthplace of the Arsenal FC.

There is a study area for viewing the library and archive collections, which include local authority records, books, periodicals, pamphlets, maps, prints, photographs and sources useful to family historians, including parish registers, the census, local directories and electoral registers. The Centre's educational programme includes adult lectures and guided walks, and a children's craft workshop on Saturdays.

Museum Facilities


Audio Guide

Wheelchair Access


Tour Guide




Venue Hire

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