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.

Find us

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

T: 020 8854 2452





Opening times

Centre open Tues – Sat, 9am – 5pm
Closed Bank Holidays

Temporary closures:

Thur 20th July, closed 9am - 11am for staff training
Tue 25 July, closed 9am - 11am for staff training
Fri 25 Aug, closed 9am - 11am for staff training
Fri 22 Sept, closed 9am - 11am for staff training
Thur 19 Oct, closed 9am - 11am for staff training
Fri 17 Nov, closed 9am - 11am for staff training
Thur 7 Dec, closed 9am - 11am for staff training


'Making Woolwich' - now open!

Our new permanent exhibition, 'Making Woolwich: The Royal Regiment of Artillery in Woolwich', is now 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 exciting new exhibition, visit its information page.

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.



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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.


‘Making Woolwich: The Royal Regiment of Artillery in Woolwich’ - Now Open!

'Making Woolwich' This exhibition tells the story of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and its long-lasting connections to the town of Woolwich, the famous Royal Arsenal and the people who shaped it.

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Looking after Greenwich’s heritage

We look after key items of heritage in Royal Borough of Greenwich including Charlton House, Tudor Barn in Eltham and the Greenwich Heritage Centre as well as a number of memorials.

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