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Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

Royal Naval Armament Depot Priddys Hard Heritage Way, Gosport PO12 4LE, England
+44 23 9283 9766
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Fascinating!

Using our 11 attraction tickets, we headed to the Explosion! Museum to see what it was all about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mazzles_25
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Enjoyable, interesting but potentially expensive!

Visited last week..three adults. We spent a couple of housr there and certainly found it well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen707
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Fulbourn, United Kingdom
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Royal Naval Armament Depot Priddys Hard Heritage Way, Gosport PO12 4LE, England
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+44 23 9283 9766
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Using our 11 attraction tickets, we headed to the Explosion! Museum to see what it was all about. What a fascinating place! I’d never expected to see any of these sort of things before and it was very cool. Free parking, a coffee shop and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited last week..three adults. We spent a couple of housr there and certainly found it well organised, informative and interesting. The cafe is good, very pleasant and friendly service, and we all enjoyed out bacon baguettes and cake ( there are some lovely cakes!) ....More

Thank Helen707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very interesting couple of hours going around here with our 11 year old son. He was particularly interested in the quiz, practice machine gun fire and the torpedoes. Amazing to think of the effort mankind goes to in order to blow each other...More

Thank Derek S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in Naval Armament/Ordnance this one is worth a visit,right from the days of gunpowder up to modern weapons,there is a small café.

Thank davidnashWrexham
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some interesting things but not definitely not worth £18. Advice to management: reduce the entrance fee for people not wanting to purchase combined tickets for other attractions

Thank dave2352
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn’t sure what to expect of this museum, it seemed strange to celebrate warfare but I was fascinated by it. The building dates back over 200 years and the displays are very well done. There are lots of things for the children to do...More

Thank Joyce L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Gunpowder to nuclear bombs. What a collection of armaments housed in Priddys Hard, a former depot for storing explosives. 1777 to the present day you are transported through a series of tableaux's. Fighting ships in Nelsons Navy. First and second world wars. Note that...More

Thank peter m
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Interesting museum and things for children to do.Well signposted and easy to find.Cafe for a good cuppa and shop for souvenirs. .

Thank coop531
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

it was a dull afternoon. Not relieved by this museum. You can see they have tried in areas. The locker room was interesting but not for a 7 year old. we spent half an hour going around twice and had to wait 2 hours for...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This museum doesn't seem that popular for visitors to the Royal Dockyard even though it's on the all attraction ticket and the water taxi runs to it a few times a day. Based in Gosport at the former buildings of the bomb making division of...More

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chefo2015
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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
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