Housed in an 1860 customs warehouse next to the Penno's Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal, the center has recently completed its multimillion-dollar renovation. You can now view an introductory film (A Stroll through St. George's) and visit the ground-floor Orientation Exhibits Gallery, which showcases several hundred years of civic history. In an effort to make the past palatable—even to very young guests—this gallery has engaging models, ranging from a miniaturized
version of St. George's (circa 1620) to a full-scale mock-up of the deck of the Sea Venture. It also contains a costume corner where kids can dress up in period outfits. Developed under the auspices of the St. George's Foundation, the World Heritage Centre also has an education center, retail galleries and regular talks, tours, and historical reenactments.