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The Heritage Centre provides an education programme for both schools and colleges for children from as young as KS1 right up to KS4

Schools and Colleges

The Greenwich Heritage Centre runs a free educational service for local schools based on the national curriculum.

We offer illustrated talks and sessions on a variety of topics, including:

Toys from the Past
Homes from the Past (Victorian era)
Florence Nightingale
Introduction to WWI

Local Study: The History of Woolwich and Plumstead
Local Study: The History of Woolwich and Greenwich
Local Study: The Princess Alice; Disaster in Woolwich
Roman Greenwich
Tudor Greenwich
Woolwich at War; WWI
The Borough at War; WWII

Rocket Workshop - Design and test a rocket in this STEM workshop and explore the effect of forces on them as they fly. 

KS3 & KS4 
A Brief History of Woolwich and Greenwich

Sessions are free for schools in Royal Borough of Greenwich. For schools outside the Royal Borough of Greenwich, half day sessions are priced at £60.


  • Such a perfect, child-friendly venue and Kayleigh is very engaging with the children. I always enjoy trips here and so do the children. Thank you!

  • My 7 year old & 4 year old loved the mask making activities followed by the hunt round Charlton House at Halloween. Great day Out!

    M. Cowan
  • Fantastic hands-on session which allowed all the children to immerse themselves in the Victorian experience. Great opportunity for children to develop their understanding of Victorian washday.

  • Excellent, really well organised and presented.

  • Fantastic – well structured – a variety of imaginative, interesting activities that have engaged the interest of the children.

  • Teacher was very supportive and informative, great relationship with the children. All children were engaged, a main factor that ensured this was the support staff.

  • I really enjoyed myself today, I wish I could do it again!


Contact us

If you are interested in volunteering, hiring our spaces or making a donation, or you would like to speak to someone from the Trust, Greenwich Heritage Centre or Charlton House and Assembly Rooms, please use the contact form and add the subject to your email. We aim to respond to enquiries within a week. Please bear with us as the Trust is managed with minimum staff and has to prioritise visits in person or on the phone.