Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

COVID-19 information for visitors 

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has made the difficult decision to close its sites in response to the escalating COVID-19 situation. All of our sites in Portsmouth, Gosport, Belfast, Yeovilton and Hartlepool will be closed from 17.00 on 18 March 2020. Click here to find information about the museum's current Coronavirus measures

Changes to opening times

Every year, Explosion Museum operates reduced opening times during the winter months. We will be opening:

  • 4 November 2019 - 29 March 2020 (10.00am - 4.30pm) Closed Monday - Friday. Last entry to the museum is 4pm.
  • Summer opening times resume from 30 March 2020.

Be intrigued by unique collections

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is an award-winning museum of naval warfare set in the 18th century buildings at the Royal Navy's former armaments depot of Priddy's Hard, in Gosport, Hampshire.

Step back in time and wander through the original buildings used to store armaments and weaponry for over 200 years. Immerse yourself in historic displays that tell the story of those who worked at Priddy’s Hard and the weapons they created.

See small arms, cannons and guns as well as the ammunition that was used inside them. Marvel at missiles, torpedoes and mines galore and understand the moral and human stories behind them all.

The human story behind munition making

Alongside developments in munition technology, Explosion Museum tells a human story of the designers, makers, and seamen who worked on armaments over the centuries.

Listen to first-hand accounts of munition workers who dealt with dangerous materials and the dramatic retelling of warfare in the field.

Sit back and relax at the Camber Lights Café

Enjoy a homemade slice of cake and barista-made coffee as you take in the views of Priddy's Hard – perfect for a sunny afternoon.

Book online and save 20%

Enjoy a day out in Gosport at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower for all the family.

Book online and save 20% on a Full Navy Ticket.

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