Greenwich Heritage Centre

A one-storey building with a glass roof
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The Heritage Centre brings together the former Borough Museum and Local History Library to offer a wealth of information and fascinating displays about the history of Greenwich.

Please use SE18 4DX for postal enquiries.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Admission charges


Additional info

Guide dogs welcome. Fully wheelchair accessible.

A free exhibition, 'Inside the Arsenal' tells the amazing story of the Royal Arsenal and the surrounding area through the lives of the people who lived and worked there. With an extensive and growing collection of documents and books, photographs and maps, and prints and drawings, the Heritage Centre is the perfect place to explore the background of your family or area. The Centre also offers a range of activities, from talks and lectures to a Saturday club for children, while our talks for schools are proving very popular among students and teachers alike. Among our collection are administrative and church records dating back to the 1600s. Items in the collection include: maps from the seventeenth century to the present day, files of local newspapers from 1834 to date, and a Plumstead deed document of 1387 (the Centre's oldest document!). The Heritage Centre is constantly securing additional items - both old and new - for the collection.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Greenwich Heritage Centre
Artillery Square
Royal Arsenal
Greater London
SE18 6ST


Greenwich Heritage Centre



020 8854 2452


020 8854 2490

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