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£70,000 boost for Naval College

PUBLISHED: 10:41 30 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:38 25 August 2010

TOURISM at a town due to host some of the 2012 Olympic Games has received a further round of funding.

TOURISM at a town due to host some of the 2012 Olympic Games has received a further round of funding.

Greenwich town centre secured a third major tourism development last week when the government pledged £700,000 towards a tourism centre at the Old Royal Naval College.

By the time the Olympic Equestrian events come to Greenwich in 2012, the town is due to see the reopening of the Cutty Sark, the redevelopment of Greenwich Market, and expansion of the National Maritime Museum.

The Old Royal Naval College's £5 million tourist centre, Discover Greenwich, will be located in the Pepys Building, at the North West of the site by the Cutty Sark.

It will include an education centre for school groups, a temporary gallery, and new tourist centre. The project will also include a brasserie, run by Charlton-based Meantime Brewery, built on the site's former brewery that dated back to 1717.

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