Visit > Greenwich Heritage Centre
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.
Centre open Tues – Sat, 9am – 5pm
Closed Bank Holidays
23rd May - Opening at 10am rather than 9am. Will be open as normal from 10am-5pm this day.
'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.
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.Enquire
Very imaginative – leads to children and adult dialogue about wishes and dreams. Thank you.Parent
I really enjoyed myself today, I wish I could do it again!Child
Woolwich is a cool place to live and it keeps getting better! This museum is absolutely smashing!Visitor
When you get there and ask a question they’re brilliant which is really nice.Visitor
It’s a bit like my allotment. I always feel better for having gone there.Visitor
We enjoyed the atmosphere very much, we shall surely visit again!Visitor
What a great idea! Very inspirational and imaginative for young minds and we adults enjoyed it all too.Parent
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.Read more