Celebrating our 20-year anniversary of inscription as a World Heritage Site

Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site

Key to the map ↓
  1. 1 St Alfege
  2. 2 Greenwich Market
  3. 3 Cutty Sark
  4. 4 Old Royal Naval College
  5. 5 National Maritime Museum
  6. 6 The Queen’s House
  7. 7 Royal Observatory
  8. 8 Protected panoramic view
  9. 9 Ranger’s House
  • World Heritage Site boundary
  • World Heritage Site buffer zone

Welcome to Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, where internationally significant architecture and landscape, artistic achievement, scientific endeavour and royal association come together to tell the story of Britain at sea, and of world time-keeping, navigation and exploration.

Outstanding Universal Value

Key features or ‘attributes’ of Outstanding Universal Value

Quoted in history

Certainly there is nothing lovelier at Versailles.

Punch

What shall we tell you? Tales, marvellous tales. Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest…

The Golden Journey to Samarkland James Elroy Flecker, 1913

It was just 'Greenwich' and everyone in the world knew it.

A Twenties Boyhood Jim Hertford

Greenwich began as a Saxon village. It was called green wic (the word wic meant a port). So from the beginning it was a place where ships and boats were tied up.

A brief history of Greenwich Tim Lambert

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