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Exploring Your Family History: Getting Started

Charlton House & Gardens
Wed 23rd February, 10am-12pm and 7pm-9pm

Curious about your family history? Join Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust archivist Pauline Watson in this interactive genealogy taster.

Over two hours, Pauline will guide you through key starter resources, including online databases and original documents, as well as the tools to find them. She’ll also highlight key trouble points and how to navigate them, featuring true stories and adventures from her own genealogical journeys.

There will be a half-hour tea and coffee break in the middle of the session. 


Pauline Watson has worked in the libraries and archives sector for over 20 years and has a keen interest in social history. She specialises in family history research, and is currently in the process of cataloguing the archive to provide a useful resource for family and house history researchers. Pauline enjoys helping both the public and businesses with their research and enquiries, with institutions seeking her expertise including the Royal Borough of Greenwich and TV's Who Do You Think You Are.

Opening times




Sessions are £10 each. The morning and evening sessions are identical - please only sign up for one.

With Love, from Greenwich (Charlton House Explorers)

Charlton House & Gardens
Tues 15th February, 11am, 1:30pm, and 3pm

Love is in the air at Charlton House! From love stories to love bugs, we're keeping the Valentine's Day spirit in our hearts.

At this half-term family programme on Tuesday 15th February, learn about love stories from Greenwich’s history that have stood the test of time, and just where the whole idea of Valentine’s Day comes from. We’ll also make our very own lovebugs to take home.

Suitable for children aged 5-12, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. £3 per child.

Opening times

11am, 1:30pm, and 3pm


£3 per child, free for accompanying adult. Book tickets below on Eventbrite:

Community Groups & Events

Charlton House & Gardens
Check inside for times on each group


Greenwich Music School: 16.15—20.30       Website: http://greenwichmusicschool.org.uk/

Horticultural Society (3rd Monthly): 19.30—21.30        Website: https://cabahs.wordpress.com/



Charlton Toy Library, 9.30 - 12.30   (Term Time Only)  Website: www.charltontoylibrary.co.uk

Over 50’s Drama Class: 10.30—11.30

Foresters Friendly Society (2nd Monthly): 19.30—22.00

Charlton Labour (2nd Monthly): 20.00—22.00 .   Website: http://www.gwlp.org/



Cats Protection (May, July, Sept, Nov, Jan, March): 14.00—16.00  Website: http://www.cats.org.uk/greenwich



Charlton Toy Library, 9.30 - 12.30   (Term Time Only)  Website: www.charltontoylibrary.co.uk

Greenwich Music School: 11.15—17.15    Website: http://greenwichmusicschool.org.uk/

Bridge: 13.00—16.00



Charlton Toy Library, 9.30 - 12.30   (Term Time Only)  Website: www.charltontoylibrary.co.uk 

Greenwich Labour (3rd Monthly): 19.00—22.00 Website: http://www.gwlp.org/

Councillor's Surgery (No need to book): 19.00—22.00  



British Sugar Craft (Varies): 10.00—16.00  Website: http://bsguk.org/

MP Surgery (Appointment only, 2nd Monthly): 11.00—13.00  Website: http://www.gwlp.org/

Antiquarian Society (2nd Monthly, Oct-Mar): 14.00—16.00

Charlton Society (3rd Monthly): 14.30—16.30  Website: https://charltonsociety.org/


If you have any questions about these groups feel free to contact us by phone, e-mail or through our contact form.

Friday Concerts

Charlton House & Gardens
To be announced

Stay tuned to this page for announcements of more Friday concerts in the coming months.

Meet the Collection

July 2021 to July 2022

'I am a museum.' 'I am an archive.'

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust presents a touring museum and archive pop-up programme appearing across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, showcasing the treasures and hidden gems of the Borough. Join us at an event stop for activities and object handling in your local area. 

More dates for 2021 and 2022 are coming up at venues and locations around the Borough.


All free to attend, no need to book in advance

Dates for Your Diary

2022 Event Dates

We have reopened Charlton House's grounds to the public! Our gardens are now fully reopen from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, though the House remains temporarily closed. Check this section for events at the House & Gardens and throughout the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


Reflecting Greenwich: Watercolours and Sketches from the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust - at the Old Royal Naval College



Open Fridays: Producers' Market, House Tours, After-School Kids' Activities - Friday 11th February (market from 10am to 2pm)

With Love, from Greenwich (Charlton House Explorers) - Tuesday 15th February

Exploring Your Family History: Getting Started - Wednesday 23rd February



Mamma Mia (Charlton Village Players fundraiser for Charlton House roof repairs) - Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March at Charlton Assembly Rooms

Open Fridays: Producers' Market, House Tours, After-School Kids' Activities - Friday 11th March (market from 10am to 2pm)



Adventure Cinema: West Side Story - Friday 24th June

Adventure Cinema: Mamma Mia - Saturday 25th June

Adventure Cinema: Rocketman - Sunday 26th June