Discover Greenwich gets the go ahead following DCMS grant

By Culture24 Staff | 17 April 2009
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an artists impression of a museum

Picture courtesy The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College

An exciting new historical attraction has been given the go ahead at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, following a grant from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

The £700,000 grant will be added to the £1.8 million already pledged by the Heritage Lottery Fund to create the Discover Greenwich centre on the world heritage site.

The exhibition will tell the story of the historic site, from Henry VIII's Tudor Palace and Wren's Royal Hospital for Seamen to its 20th century role as the Royal Navy's staff college. It will tell the personal stories of many of the characters behind the buildings, from monarchs and admirals to architects and craftsmen.

an artists impression of a museum

Picture courtesy The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College

"I am glad that this marvellous project can now be completed," said Culture Minister Barbara Follett, who is also Tourism Minister at the Department. "The Greenwich Foundation's new interpretation and education centre will help visitors navigate their way around the World Heritage Site, and encourage them to learn more about its rich history.

a photograph of a large statue of a lion

Picture courtesy The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College

"There is a particular emphasis on meeting the needs of school parties with the creation of the Clore Learning Suite, and with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games rapidly approaching, the new Tourist Information Centre that is also part of the project could not be more timely."

For more information visit The Old Royal Navy College

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