Our vision is to safeguard, protect, conserve and maintain Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site for the benefit of present and future generations in line with the principles set out in the 1972 World Heritage Convention. We also seek to foster the contribution of Maritime Greenwich to local and London economies and to the social and economic evolution of the developing Greenwich Peninsula.
Maritime Greenwich was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in 1997. Protection for the site, its setting and buffer zone is enshrined in the spatial planning system operated by local planning authorities and through statutory designation. The World Heritage Site is administered by a Steering Group assisted by an Executive Group, working to a Management Plan for the Site. Maritime Greenwich is located within the Greater London area and is consequently affected by strategic policies of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the neighbouring boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Lewisham, in particular those policies connected to development.
Sharing the Pride
We take great pride in the Site and are committed to ensuring that it is well looked after, well managed and accessible to all. We aim to welcome the widest possible range of people, share our deep pride with them and enrich the visitor experience by interpreting the Site’s significance and arousing interest in its rich history.
The London Borough of Greenwich was awarded Royal Borough status during 2012 in recognition of the association of royal patronage over many centuries.This special honour was in part due to the role of Maritime Greenwich over the years. The World Heritage Site was also the focus of global attention in 2012 as host for the equestrian events for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.