Timely grant boost for new attraction

FUNDING for a new tourist attraction in Greenwich has been given a boost with a grant of £1.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Discover Greenwich - a new interpretation and education centre for the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site - will cost £5.7 million and is expected to open early 2009.
Chief executive of the Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College Duncan Wilson said: "The Foundation is delighted that the HLF is backing this project which is an important landmark in the interpretation for the whole Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and will inspire local people and visitors to Greenwich 
"It gives us the opportunity to tell the history of these wonderful buildings through the stories of the people who made them, and whose lives are bound up in them." 

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