Greenwich Heritage Centre, London

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Greenwich Heritage Centre is a museum and local history resource centre in Woolwich, south-east London, England. It was established in 2003 by the London Borough of Greenwich and is run since 2014 by the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust. The museum is based in a historic building in Artillery Square, in the Royal Arsenal complex, which was established in the 17th century as a repository and manufactory of heavy guns, ammunition and other military ware.
The Greenwich Heritage Centre is situated in the western and southern range of a quadrangle of buildings known as New Laboratory Square or Building 41, a former storehouse designed by James Wyatt, dating from 1783-85. The storehouse was built by the Board of Ordnance as a "sea storehouse" (a repository for naval ordnance supplies). Further storehouses were added to form the north and east sides of the square in 1808-10. By 1860 the whole complex had been taken over by the Royal Laboratory department and converted into a factory to make boxes and barrels for the storage and carriage of ammunition, powder, cartridges, fuses and other items; the west range contained the wood store, the east range had a sawmill with a cooperage above it, the north range contained a steam engine, which powered the machinery by way of line shafting.
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  • An excellent place, to know a lot about astronomy and the meridian, as they did and the time uses. We arrived by boat. A mind-blowing place. March 2019
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  • Was walking back from Greenwich and saw this remarkable building and decided to investigate....was take back by what I found inside..... All the history of the area and sections I just found so intere...  more »
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