Visit > Greenwich Heritage Centre

  • Our permanent exhibition shows the Borough history
  • 'Here Come The Girls' celebrates women in wartime Woolwich
  • 'Making Woolwich' – a new exhibition of the Royal Artillery

Greenwich Heritage Centre is housed in the old ordnance factory and store at the historic Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. The museum tells stories about the Royal Borough through objects, paintings, prints, drawings, maps, photographs and deeds. 

Collection highlights include some truly weird and wonderful – exotic birds, a Victorian egg whisk, a baby alligator and even an elephant’s foot. Come and explore your family and local history through special exhibitions and events, and enjoy free access to our Search Room.

Have you visited the Greenwich Heritage Centre and used our Search Room and archive facilities? Please help us by filling out our short survey.

Find us

Greenwich Heritage Centre, Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London SE18 4DX

T: 020 8854 2452





Opening times

The Centre is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

The Search Room is open Wednesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays

Please note that the Heritage Centre is closed on the following dates in 2018 for staff training and team meetings:

• Wednesday 27 June, 2pm – 5pm
• Thursday 5 July, 9am – 1pm, opening at 1pm

Thursday 21 June (9-11am)
Thursday 19 July (9-11am)
Thursday 16 August (9-11am)
Thursday 20 September (9-11am)
Thursday 18 October (9-11am)
Thursday 15 November (9-11am)
Thursday 20 December (9-11am)

Making Woolwich

Our new permanent exhibition, 'Making Woolwich: The Royal Regiment of Artillery in Woolwich', is open at Greenwich Heritage Centre.


Come and discover the fascinating 300-year history of the famous Royal Artillery and the Regiment's deep connections to Woolwich. To find out more about this exhibition, click here.


Do you have a Gunner in the family? Contact our Search Room to see how you can find out.

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.



  • Woolwich is a cool place to live and it keeps getting better! This museum is absolutely smashing!

  • Very imaginative – leads to children and adult dialogue about wishes and dreams. Thank you.

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

  • What a great idea! Very inspirational and imaginative for young minds and we adults enjoyed it all too.

  • When you get there and ask a question they’re brilliant which is really nice.

  • It’s a bit like my allotment. I always feel better for having gone there.

  • We enjoyed the atmosphere very much, we shall surely visit again!


Looking after Greenwich’s heritage

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