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Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

Royal Naval Armament Depot Priddys Hard Heritage Way, Gosport PO12 4LE, England
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Royal Naval Armament Depot Priddys Hard Heritage Way, Gosport PO12 4LE, England

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

If you have a keen interest in firearms and military history then Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower will be perfect for you. Walking from Gosport Ferry is about 25 mins. The place wasn't very busy so you can have some time to really appreciate the...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Found things needed a bit of attention such as museum videos that pause, or actually switches off part way through i.e ( WE177). Also lots of the touch screens were out of order making it hard to find the info relating to the exhibit. Also...More

Thank Aircraft123
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A very quiet museum given over to the armaments of the Navy over the past 250 years or so. Not nearly as absorbing as the other venues that make up the National Museum of the Royal Navy on the other side of Portsmouth Harbour. There...More

Thank RumRat21
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Visited as part of the Portsmouth Dockyard all attraction ticket, may have been disappointed if paying just this admission price. Spend about 1 1/2 hours here all well laid out and very well maintained. My son enjoyed especially the find the mouse quiz. Overall a...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I agonized over my rating of this off the beaten track Museum, allow 20 to 25 minutes to walk from the Gosport Ferry. I got a taxi back £5 as the boat did not wait, helpfully phoned for by an apologetic café staff guy. There...More

1  Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I was not t to impressed with this place, It is what it says it is but we visited to find out what it was like. Too much walking back and forth crossing over where you have already been. Hubby loved all of that violent...More

Thank Dee P
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place. Steeped in history throughout. You're looking at brilliant displays in buildings that go back hundreds of years and have been used for armaments through countless wars. Guns, shells, powder, missiles, torpedoes - what more do you want? Great displays all really well signed...More

Thank naughtyjohn1964
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit pretty cheap and the staff are helpful and informative and will answer lots of questions.

Thank madman 7
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower is the life of Priddy's Hard, from defensive position to vital Royal Naval Armaments Depot. A broad collection of naval armaments with an excellent presentation. Very nice cafe and happy, helpful staff. It would be nice to see the signage...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Although other Naval attractions get most of the attention to visitors around Gosport and Portsmouth, Explosion! is definately worth a visit. Good spacious car park on site, welcoming staff with great knowledge and a delightful cafe as well.

Thank CotswoldsMidge
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