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Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site

Season’s greetings 2020

Season’s greetings from the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site

As we approach the end of the year, we can reflect on what a difficult year it has been. The Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone across the country, not least in the heritage sector and, more closely to home, in Greenwich. We remind ourselves of the amazing place that is the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. 

Message from Paddy Rodgers, Chair of the Maritime Greenwich WHS Executive

We have seen the lengthy closure of some of our cultural attractions in the World Heritage Site as well as pressures on  the retail, leisure and business sectors due to restrictions introduced to counter the impact of the pandemic. To counter this, Visit Greenwich has been taking forward a comprehensive Covid-19 Recovery Strategy. The borough-wide plan involved a range of commercial and non-commercial partners including Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, under the banner Royal Greenwich, It’s Time, aimed at kick starting the local economy.

Good-to-go standards mark

The Greenwich local recovery plan also states the importance for businesses to reassure and demonstrate to visitors and staff that they are safe and meet Covid-19 guidelines. VisitEngland has launched a new safe industry standard called Good To Go. It is very encouraging that many key attractions have successfully applied for the accreditation already.

The ice rink at Royal Museums Greenwich

Maritime Greenwich is a safe and welcoming place to visit with a host of World Class attractions to enjoy. Please come and join us. Wishing you the very best for the festive period and into the new year, 2021.

The Cutty Sark with Christmas tree-shaped lights
The Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College

Be sure to check for details of temporary closures in the light of prevailing restrictions introduced by the Government. Details can be found on the websites of the following WHS Partners:

Royal Museums Greenwich: National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, the Queen’s House and Royal Observatory Greenwich

Visit Greenwich

Old Royal Naval College

Royal Borough of Greenwich

The Royal Parks – Greenwich Park

University of Greenwich

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

St. Alfege Church

Greenwich Market


  • Greenwich Hospital
  • Old Royal Naval College
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Royal Museums Greenwich
  • The Royal Parks
  • St Alfege
  • Trinity Laban
  • University of Greenwich
  • Visit Greenwich