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English Heritage properties

National Trust properties

HALL PLACE Bourne Road Bexley DA5 1PQ. Tel 01322 526574
A Grade I listed building built in 1540 & the 1650s. Most rooms now open including the Great Hall. Exhibition galleries and displays. Small shop. Programme of events and Friends organisation. Set in award winning gardens (free admission) with riverside cafe. Open daily 10-5. Closed Christmas/New Year. Bexley walk

AGE EXCHANGE 11 Blackheath Village SE3 9LA. Tel 020 8318 9105
Displays and changing exhibitions. Cafe and small shop. Also houses local library. Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30. Blackheath Village walk

CROYDON CLOCKTOWER Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET. Tel 020 8253 1030
Large lending & reference library, Local Studies Library, Temporary exhibition spaces, Riesco china collection, Museum of Croydon
Cafe, David Lean Cinema. Croydon walk

CROYDON PALACE Old Palace Road CR0 1AX. Tel 020 8680 0467
The 1000 year old former residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury is now part of a school. Open for guided tours with teas during school holidays. Croydon walk

CRYSTAL PALACE MUSEUM Anerley Hill SE19 2BA. Tel 020 8676 0700.
The story of the Hyde Park and Sydenham palaces with photos and displays of document & ceramics. Housed in the former school of engineering (1880). Open 11-4:30 Sats, Suns & Bank Hols. Crystal Palace Park walk

DARTFORD MUSEUM Market Street, Dartford DA1 1EU. Tel 01322 224739.
Local Archaeology, a reconstructed draper's shop and WWII exhibitions. Shop. Open Weekdays except Wednesdays 10-2 & 3-5:30, Saturdays 9-1 & 2-5. Dartford walk

DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY College Road SE21 7AD. Tel 020 8693 5254
A collection of Old Masters in the first public art museum in England, designed by Sir John Soane. Extended in 2000 with cafe, lecture hall and art education centre. Programme of events and Friends organisation. Set in attractive grounds. Closed Mondays. Dulwich walks

KINGSWOOD HOUSE Seeley Drive SE21 8QR. Tel 020 8761 7239
Nicknamed 'Bovril Castle' and now in community use it includes a public library. Dulwich walks

ST BARNABAS CHURCH 40 Carlton Avenue SE21 7DG. Tel 020 8693 1524
The Victorian church was destroyed by fire and has been replaced with an impressive new building. Dulwich walks

ELTHAM PALACE & THE COURTAULD HOUSE EH Eltham Palace Court Yard SE9. Tel 020 8294 2548
The remains of Eltham Palace were incorporated into the 1930s house built for the Courtaulds. Beautifully restored interiors and attractive garden. Shop and cafe. Eltham & Mottingham walk

ST ALFEGE'S CHURCH Greenwich Church Street SE10. Tel 020 8293 5595
Information panels and sheets available. Programme of concerts. Small shop. Aims to open most days (generally 11-3) but relies on volunteers. Greenwich walks

THE CUTTY SARK Cutty Sark Gardens SE10 9HT. Tel 020 8858 3445
This ship is the last of the tea clippers
. Now reopened after major refurbishment as part of Royal Museums Greenwich. Shop & cafe. Open Daily 10-5. Greenwich walks

THE FAN MUSEUM 12 Crooms Hill SE10. Tel 020 8858 7879
A museum devoted to fans in an attractive house with painted orangery and Japanese garden. Includes details of their construction and changing themed displays from the collection. Open Tues - Sat 11-5 & Sunday 12-5. Greenwich walks

DISCOVER GREENWICH Pepys Building SE10 9LW. Tel 020 8269 4747
Introduction to Greenwich displays plus changing exhibitions. Greenwich walks

THE QUEEN'S HOUSE Romney Road SE10 9NF. Tel 020 8858 4422
This fine Stuart house is now part of the National Maritime Museum housing some of its collections. Open daily 10-5. Greenwich walks.
Closing for re-fit 27 July 2015 - 4 July 2016

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM Romney Road SE10 9NF. Tel 020 8858 4422
Galleries cover many aspects of ships, seafaring and marine affairs. Special exhibitions staged (chargable). Events programme. Shop and cafes. Open daily 10-5. Greenwich walks

Now home to Greenwich University and Trinity College of Music. The grounds are open to the public and the Painted Hall and Chapel can be visited free of charge. Guided tours available (bookable - charge). Greenwich walks

Varied habitats to explore with bird hides and organised activities. Open Wed - Sun 10-5. Greenwich Peninsula walk

ROYAL OBSERVATORY Greenwich Park Tel 020 8858 4422
Home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Meridian. Displays of timepieces, including the Harrison clocks, also astronomy and navigation. See Flamsteed House where the Astronomer Royal lived and worked. Planetarium shows (additional charge). Shop & cafe. Open daily 10-5. Meridian walk

RANGER'S HOUSE EH Chesterfield walk SE10 Tel 020 8853 0035
Now houses the Werhner Collection. Limited opening. Meridian and West Greenwich walks

CENTRE FOR WILDLIFE GARDENING 28 Marsden Road SE15. Tel 020 7252 9186
Ideas for making gardens more attractive to wildlife. Visitor centre provides information and facilities for visitors and groups. Plants for sale. Open Tues - Thurs & Sun (additional times in summer or by arrangement). Peckham (South) walk

MULTICULTURAL GARDEN IN BURGESS PARK Chumleigh Street SE5 ORJ. Tel 020 7525 2000
Gardens reflect styles and plants from around the world. Laid out around former almshouses now used by the Park Rangers. Cafe open daily. Peckham (North) walk

SOUTH LONDON ART GALLERY 65 Peckham Road SE5 8UH. Tel 020 7703 6120
Exhibitions and events. Open Tue - Sun 12-6pm. Peckham (North) walk

SHIRLEY WINDMILL Postmill Close. Tel 020 8406 4676.
Built in the 1850s to replace an earlier post mill destroyed by fire. It has been restored and is run by a Friends association. Open occasional Sundays or by arrangement. Shirley walk

ADDINGTON PALACE Gravel Hill. Tel 020 8662 5000
Refurbished for hospitality use it holds occasional openings with guided tours. Spring Park & Addington village walk

HORNIMAN'S MUSEUM 100 London Road SE23 3PQ. Tel 020 8699 1872
The collection of Victorian tea trader Frederick Horniman embraces the natural and cultural world. The Arts & Crafts building has been extended to provide more displays and a cafe & shop. Set in a 16 acre attractive garden. Regular events programme including 'Hands On', Arts & Crafts and courses. Charge for aquarium and special exhibitions. Open daily 10:30-5:30. Sydenham Common walk

WOOLWICH ARSENAL Tel 0870 608 2000
Parts of this are now accessible. There are 22 listed buildings on the extensive site which includes a riverside walk. Woolwich walk

BETHLEM MUSEUM OF THE MIND Monks Orchard Road Beckenham BR3 3BX. Tel 020 3228 4227
Collection of historic objects and art, including works by former patients such as Jonathan Martin, Richard Dadd and Louis Wain. Also archives of the hospital. Open Wed - Fri and some Sats 10-4:30.

THE BRITISH VINTAGE WIRELESS & TELEVISION MUSEUM 23 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich SE21 8DS. Tel 020 8670 3667
An amazing collection of some 1500 objects collected by one man and now maintained a museum trust. Guided tours available by appointment but not generally open. Friends Group offers newsletter, invitation to social events and technical support.

BROMLEY MUSEUM Church Hill, Orpington BR6 OHH. Tel 01689 873826.
Permanent displays and changing exhibitions on the borough's history. Housed in a historic building within an attractive park.

CROYDON AIRPORT Purley Way. Tel 020 8669 1196.
Exhibition, recreated radio room & booking hall, photos and planes. Open first Sunday of the month 11-4. Free but donations welcomed. Cafe and free parking.

DANSON HOUSE Danson Park, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL. Tel 020 8303 6699.
Fine Georgian House restored in 2006. Open April - October Sunday - Thursday 10-5. Programme of events. Shop & tea room.

SOUTH LONDON BOTANICAL INSTITUTE 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ. Tel 020 8674 5787.
Herbarium, Library & garden. Open Thursdays 10-4 but check website. Other times by appointment. 2015