The National Museum of the Royal Navy museums and attractions are now open - please check museum pages for opening times.

Pre-booking is essential and we encourage visitors to wear masks for their safety and the safety of others.

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EXPLOSION

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is now open.
Pre-booking your visit is essential.

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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.

 

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.

The Explosion Museum in Gosport is the perfect place for an adventure with family and friends. Discover a range of munitions and artillery from cannons to missiles and learn about the workers that created them.

Address:
Explosion Museum, Priddy’s Hard Heritage Way, Gosport. PO12 4LE

Opening times:
Mon - Sun: 10am – 5:00pm (Last entry 4.30pm) until 5th September 2021

 

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Groups of 15 or more are welcome at the Explosion Museum.


Contact us to book your group visit today.
Call - 023 9283 9766 (opt. 3) or Email

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The National Museum of the Royal Navy offers an exciting range of interactive learning opportunities and resources to enthuse and inspire learners of all ages and abilities.

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The Explosion Museum sits on the beautiful camber area of Gosport which provides the perfect backdrop for weddings, parties or corporate events.

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