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Our history in Greenwich
The Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line, is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world.
In 1616 James I's wife Anne commissioned Inigo Jones to design a new pavilion for her at Greenwich.
The National Maritime Museum was formally established by Act of Parliament in 1934 and opened to the public by King George VI on 27 April 1937.
The Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site is particularly noted for its magnificent architecture, beautiful parkland and a lively town centre.