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Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower
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Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Gosport
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Cornwall England
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great but too expensive”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Well worth finding as this museum is somewhat "hidden" in Gosport. an interesting hour or so...Good book shop and a cuppa sat overlooking the sea was great too.....but regret not worth a tenner.

Very helpful staff

Dave harrison

Visited May 2014
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English first
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Travel back in time to see the devlopment of all things exlposive (Navy style). A fantastic overview of how the Navy stored explosives dating back to the late 1800s. A marvellous trip through time with displays of weapons as vairied as flintlock pistols to missiles. The museum is well set out with various interactive stations dotted around enabling you to better understand how it all works. The cafe has a wonderfull view of the historic docklands over the water (another must see attraction). If you are in the forces then ask for Military discount (20% off addmission). We came away with a new found respect for everyone who worked in the industry.

Visited April 2014
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Cinderford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great value and worth a visit”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We visited Explosion while on the way to HMS Alliance, and what a find, the museum was really interesting the staff friendly and well informed and out of the 2 places will visit Explosion again.

Visited April 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The museum is a bit tucked away from the main street in Gosport. It is in the old gun powder factory and the building and those surrounding it very interesting. Inside the museum are displays on weapons used by the Royal Navy over the centuries from cannon through to the Polaris missile. It is all very well laid out and some displays are interactive. There is much technical detail and the displays have good comprehensive explanations. There is a cafeteria for light refreshments .A must for anyone interested in naval history and its associated technology. incidentally as the museum is on the waterfront it has a good vista across the water towards Portsmouth Dockyard with views of any warships that might be in port.

Visited October 2013
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Portsmouth UK
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A good day out interesting even for girls”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

A nicely laid out museum , plenty of space , the Audio Visual was excellent . Interesting range of inexpensive products in the shop , brlliiant coffee , Very helpful staff , and a nice outdoor area to sit and enjoy the cafe food in

Visited April 2014
Thank Robert P
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