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Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

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Both of us found our trip enlightening and thought provoking. To stand by a shell bigger than us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nigel C
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Site closed Monday.Tuesday.Wednesday.Thursday.Friday. Site open Saturday.Sunday 1000 to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phillip S
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Royal Naval Armament Depot Priddys Hard Heritage Way, Gosport PO12 4LE, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 January 2015

One of number of quite a large number Military museum near Portsmouth, how many let me see 8 or 9 even? Anyway this one about navel guns and various form of navel fire power, including mines, torpedos, depth charges, missiles they even stretch the definition...More

3  Thank CharlesGraham79
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

Explosion museum of naval firepower is possibly the worst and most dissapointing day out we have ever experience and why I regretfully write this negative review. Myself and my husband enjoy naval history museums greatly and we were both looking forward to visiting explosion after...More

8  Thank Taraharmer
Rebecca E, Visitor Experience Manager at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

Thank you for your review and feedback from your visit. We do take feedback like this very seriously, and would be very keen to hear from you about your experience so that we can investigate it further. If you could contact us at enquiries@nmrn.org.uk a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well is certainly does have lots of stuff for boys - however it provides a fascinating history of the local Priddy's Hard, and how the munitions where stored for the ships in the harbour, and what the local men and women did. Learnt plenty, particularly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both of us found our trip enlightening and thought provoking. To stand by a shell bigger than us and think of the destruction just one could cause was a sobering thought. The story told of the manufacture, storage, prior history and future of Naval Firepower....More

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Site closed Monday.Tuesday.Wednesday.Thursday.Friday. Site open Saturday.Sunday 1000 to 1700 Opening times till April 2019.

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just been to the Spooky Tales evening in the Grand Magazine at Explosion and had a great time! The evening consisted of four Victorian story-tellers regaling tales to chill the blood. All four gentlemen were excellent and had us on the edge of our seats...More

1  Thank Minn_S1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a waterbus over from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Times are not published on the website and the waterbus only runs once every 2 hours. Suggest taking the Gosport Ferry and then it is approximately 25 mins walk from the Ferry. It's clearly signposted and...More

Thank Junie01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another fascinating visit. Incredible history and links with the national armoury museum in Fort on Portsdown Hill. Allow 4 hours to take it all in. Best buy is to purchase a dockyard ticket which enables a year's pass to many attractions at a very reasonable...More

Thank john s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time walking around the museum, there was so much to take in and a lot of history to hear about. I would recommend seeing the admiral submarine as well whilst you down that way

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Doing a tour of UK military museums, this one was not widely advertised, however only a couple of miles from the submarine museum, Gosport side, found it was well worth the detour and 90 odd minutes I spent there. The visit could easily have lasted...More

Thank brissiekiwi2018
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have Dockyard ‘season’ tickets and were in the area after taking part in a guided tour of Gosport’s Hards. The museum has well laid out displays, our only problem was that the lighting by the info. boards was poor and it...More

Thank AlanJ150
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

A visit is recommended but best to buy a ticket for ALL Historic Dockyard museums and attractions. Far too expensive if you just buy a ticket for “Explosion”. This is a museum of naval firepower and weapons. Do not expect anything else. Great cafe. Young...More

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7 April 2018|
Response from VE_Team_PHD | Property representative |
Dear chefo2015, The current prices for the Explosion Museum are £12 for an adult, £7.00 for a child, £10.80 for a student or senior (60+) and £31.00 for a family. Please note that prices are due to change from the 16th... More