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Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

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Address: Royal Naval Armament Depot Priddys Hard Heritage Way, Gosport PO12 4LE, England
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$36.83*
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Super friendly staff and a nice café.

A compact museum. Easy to walk around, can be done in an hour, but better to spend 2 to fully take in all on offer. exhibits arranged into historical and topical sections... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Yvonne749
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London, United Kingdom

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Hampshire
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometime ago I posted a review of Explosion Naval Museum at Gosport, today I stopped by for another visit and was fortunate enough to meet the very welcoming manager of the Gospot Naval Museums (Submarines at Dolphin and Explosion at Priddys Hard). Hearing of the planned new developments and exhibits was most enlightening and I would encourage anyone visiting Portsmouth... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Attraction plenty of parking use Satnav to find it,interesting walk to a Bridge not far away,try the Machine Gun .

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Thank mikestride
Warwick
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512 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times. The museum is very interesting with mines, ship's guns, etc. At night, though, it is even better. I have been here twice on paranormal investigations. You have access to areas not usually open to the public. The museum is very active and provides lots of paranormal evidence. If you believe in the paranormal, I... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is very good value for money especially if you get the combined ticket which includes a boat trip to the Submarine Museum & HMS Alliance and over to Portsmouth and back. If you don't manage to fit everything in you can continue where you left off at a later date.

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London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A compact museum. Easy to walk around, can be done in an hour, but better to spend 2 to fully take in all on offer. exhibits arranged into historical and topical sections including guns, cannons, torpedoes, missiles and mines.

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Thank Yvonne749
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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781 reviews
257 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The museum covers everything explosive from pistols to nuclear weapons. The museum is relatively small and unless your very keen you can see everything in 1-2 hours. We went as it was covered by the annual Portsmouth historic dockyard ticket there is also a ferry between explosion and the dockyard although it is not very regular, I don't think the... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. Our entrance price for the museum is in line with other museums and attractions locally and offers our visitors the chance to see a fascinating collection of naval firepower. The waterbus to the museum is governed by tidal movements and due to the location of the... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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564 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It takes a bit of finding but is well worth a visit. Fascinating exhibits in a harbourside location.

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Thank Phil P
Management response:

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are a hidden gem in Gosport. On top of our wonderful collection, the views out into Portsmouth harbour from the camber are outstanding. More 

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26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We came here for wedding ceremony and it was absolutely fantastic. The room they do the ceremony in is so nice and well laid out with soft lighting to really set the mood for the happy couple. Not what I was expecting to be fair. We also got to go round the museum it self. Which I must add is... More 

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Thank McMu6298
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad the wedding ceremony went well and we look forward to welcoming you back to the museum in the near future. More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Superb location in Gosport with waterfront cafe. Ticket price included in Portsmouth Naval Base heritage ticket with free water bus transport Portsmouth-Gosport. However Explosion museum is only open at weekends in winter months so check on availability. Interactive displays suitable for children.

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Thank Richard L
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Thank you for your kind feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were greeted by a very helpful and friendly girl called Hannah who made us feel very welcome. She informed us about each area and where to look for any information we needed. The venue is very well laid out and is of great historical value. You can easily imagine what went on all those years ago.

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Thank Steve M
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Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your visit. Its great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. More 

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