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Here is our Ichthyosaur, being collected by national specialist Nigel Larkin from Natural History Museum, London this af...
18/11/2020

Here is our Ichthyosaur, being collected by national specialist Nigel Larkin from Natural History Museum, London this afternoon.

It has been in the collection since 1919, and is the oldest item we have and at least 90 million years old.

Watch this space as we find out how old it really is?

Does anyone have any Ichthyosaur facts they would like to share with us?

Charlton House & Gardens
15/10/2020

Charlton House & Gardens

Last chance to see the wishing tree at Charlton House, part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Residents' Rainbows event. Ribbons hung from the tree display residents’ heartfelt thanks and well wishes for the future of our communities. Until Sunday 18.10.20

Are you passionate about your local heritage?Are you interested in educating future generations?Would you like to work w...
07/10/2020

Are you passionate about your local heritage?

Are you interested in educating future generations?

Would you like to work with us on an exciting new archive exhibition for #RoyalGreenwich?

Find out more: https://www.greenwichheritage.org/about/work-with-us

We're looking for an experienced freelancer to support with the delivery of a NEW on-line archive exhibition, 'Celebrati...
06/10/2020

We're looking for an experienced freelancer to support with the delivery of a NEW on-line archive exhibition, 'Celebrating Our Heritage', capturing the local history of the pandemic.

To find out more and get in touch visit:
https://greenwichheritage.org/about/work-with-us

Nearing pay day, take a look at this Victorian Greengrocers token. Tokens like this were used in place of coinage since ...
26/05/2020

Nearing pay day, take a look at this Victorian Greengrocers token. Tokens like this were used in place of coinage since the 17th Century and originates from coffee houses offering patrons home made tokens as change (there were not enough small coins to be minted) #MtC #GreenwichAtHome

What is everyone reading during #lockdown? Perhaps these Georgian glasses would help you see better? As printed newspape...
21/05/2020

What is everyone reading during #lockdown? Perhaps these Georgian glasses would help you see better? As printed newspapers were circulated more widely in the 18th C more glasses were needed! The addition of arms in the 1700s made it much easier to wear #MtC

Lots of the team at @GreenwichHT have been baking during this time at home, possibly using something similar to this.. T...
19/05/2020

Lots of the team at @GreenwichHT have been baking during this time at home, possibly using something similar to this.. This brass, Victorian pastry jigger is used to crimp pastry and create that recognisable edge #MeeTheCollection

Are you learning any new skills during #lockdown? Perhaps learning how to play a Jew's harp? This example was found in E...
14/05/2020

Are you learning any new skills during #lockdown?
Perhaps learning how to play a Jew's harp?
This example was found in Eltham
#MeetTheCollection

"We just do our job and think nothing about it"Miss C E Lotherington, Matron of Woolwich Memorial Hospital for 4 years d...
12/05/2020

"We just do our job and think nothing about it"

Miss C E Lotherington, Matron of Woolwich Memorial Hospital for 4 years during WW2

Hospitals' Week Portrait, Kentish Independent and Kentish Mail, 4th May 1945

#ThankYouNurses #NursesDay

Miss visiting museums? Us too! If you had your own museum, what would you collect and how would you display it? We'd lov...
12/05/2020

Miss visiting museums? Us too! If you had your own museum, what would you collect and how would you display it? We'd love to see your drawings, creations and ideas! 🐢https://buff.ly/2yGKB2I
Don't forget to share your images with us! 👀
#MeetTheCollection
#MuseumFromHome

Look at this wonderful poster from WW2, giving handy hints “to keep you and others in good health”.  Some of the suggest...
11/05/2020

Look at this wonderful poster from WW2, giving handy hints “to keep you and others in good health”. Some of the suggestions seem especially relevant today.

VE Day street party Brookdene Road, Plumstead 1945Do you recognise anyone in this photo?
08/05/2020

VE Day street party Brookdene Road, Plumstead 1945
Do you recognise anyone in this photo?

This is a detail from drawing by T.R. Thompson in 1809 showing the Royal Military Academy Woolwich. #rght has a wonderfu...
02/04/2020

This is a detail from drawing by T.R. Thompson in 1809 showing the Royal Military Academy Woolwich. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich images. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

A watercolour by Evacustes A. Phipson of Powis Street, Woolwich, 1922. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich imag...
01/04/2020

A watercolour by Evacustes A. Phipson of Powis Street, Woolwich, 1922. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich images. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

A watercolour by Evacustes A. Phipson of Kingsman Street, Woolwich, 1922. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich i...
31/03/2020

A watercolour by Evacustes A. Phipson of Kingsman Street, Woolwich, 1922. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich images. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

Timeline Photos
30/03/2020

Timeline Photos

A watercolour by Evacustes A. Phipson of Parson’s Hill, Woolwich, 1922. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich ima...
30/03/2020

A watercolour by Evacustes A. Phipson of Parson’s Hill, Woolwich, 1922. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich images. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

A watercolour by Evacustes A. Phipson of Belwater Gate, 1922. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich images. #Meet...
29/03/2020

A watercolour by Evacustes A. Phipson of Belwater Gate, 1922. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich images. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

This beautiful drawing is by T.R. Thompson in 1809 showing the Royal Military Academy Woolwich. #rght has a wonderful co...
28/03/2020

This beautiful drawing is by T.R. Thompson in 1809 showing the Royal Military Academy Woolwich. #rght has a wonderful collection of Woolwich images. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

The flood of workers leaving the Royal Arsenal at the end of their working day. #Meetthecollection
23/03/2020

The flood of workers leaving the Royal Arsenal at the end of their working day. #Meetthecollection

Siemens workers outside the factory.  #Meetthecollection
22/03/2020

Siemens workers outside the factory. #Meetthecollection

The finest buildings in Woolwich. This postcard is just one fromour amazing collection. #Meetthecollection
21/03/2020

The finest buildings in Woolwich. This postcard is just one from
our amazing collection. #Meetthecollection

A flash of #colour and glittering #wings to brighten your day! These beautiful butterflies come from warmer climes, incl...
20/03/2020

A flash of #colour and glittering #wings to brighten your day! These beautiful butterflies come from warmer climes, including India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. #MeettheCollection #butterflies

This postcard contains a sorry I forgot your birthday message fromWoolwich Common! #Meetthecollection
20/03/2020

This postcard contains a sorry I forgot your birthday message from
Woolwich Common! #Meetthecollection

Ha Ha Road, Woolwich Common SE18.  The Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust has an amazing collection. #Meetthecollection http...
19/03/2020

Ha Ha Road, Woolwich Common SE18. The Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust has an amazing collection. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

Fancy a stroll in the trees? The Avenue, Victoria Gardens. we will be at Woolwich Library coffee morning on Wednesday 1s...
17/03/2020

Fancy a stroll in the trees? The Avenue, Victoria Gardens. we will be at Woolwich Library coffee morning on Wednesday 1st of April. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

Here‘s the view from Woolwich Town Hall. Joins us to see more of the Heritage of Woolwich. Come to Woolwich Library coff...
16/03/2020

Here‘s the view from Woolwich Town Hall. Joins us to see more of the Heritage of Woolwich. Come to Woolwich Library coffee morning on Wednesday 1st of April. #Meetthecollection https://buff.ly/33uvaUU

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