We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum

#241 of 1,299 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Royal Arsenal | Woolwich, London SE18 6ST, England
Phone Number: 020 8855 7755
Website
Improve this listing
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$77*
and up
London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 118 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Went here before it closes in July!!!

Well worth going to this museum especially as it closes this July (disgraceful - another heritage site being "taken over" by Council to no doubt build another housing development... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
graham a
,
Essex, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in London

Add Photo Write a Review

118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth going to this museum especially as it closes this July (disgraceful - another heritage site being "taken over" by Council to no doubt build another housing development for the rich). The museum is very well laid out. Information displays and exhibits very good. Café was good, reasonably priced and comfortable to sit in. Café staff very friendly and... More 

Helpful?
Thank graham a
Morrison
Level Contributor
39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a special trip to London primarily to visit the Firepower Museum before it is dismantled and moved o Larkhill; and also because it is the 300 year birthday of the Royal Artillery. It is very professionally presented , well laid out, and explained in detail. While we were visiting, several groups of small school children were touring and... More 

Helpful?
Thank MountainGirl000
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Firepower is a great museum dedicated to the Gunners of the British Army throughout history. It is tucked away on the Woolwich Arsenal site - you may struggle to find it, as the signposting is not so good. But once inside... it is jam packed with interesting displays. There is more than you can possibly take in during a single... More 

Helpful?
Thank ThamesAngle
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This museum of Royal Artillery Firepower is very well presented and covers the use of Artillery throughout history. The first area covers recent conflicts The Falklands, Iran , Iraq, Afganistan. There are interactive exhibits and displays giving much information and first person accounts as well as equipment to give feeling and realism to events. There are also much from both... More 

Helpful?
Thank nickums2010
Stamford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Great for kids of all ages! Very good if you have an interest in ordnance or links to Woolwich Arsenal

Helpful?
Thank trevor20102015
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We visited during half term and there were lots going on for the children. We were oldies but still found the visit so interesting. The medal room was closed, but no problem, there is a telephone near the room with instructions on how to summon help. The exhibits were fascinating. Had a lovely time. We used the 2 for 1... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Noreen E
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Visited during half term. There were family events including an engaging walk around and face painting for those who wanted it and it looked well attended. There were also adult volunteers giving individual talks to those who wanted to chat. My 16 year old son had an individual talk with a volunteer that he described as 'really good' which is... More 

Helpful?
Thank David P
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I went with my husband who is an RA Veteran. It was our second visit. He now uses a wheel chair, and the whole site is wheel chair friendly. We were able to park in a disabled space directly outside the front door. It was a bit of a faff because you have to drive up to a barrier and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mandy G
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

What an excellent visit. Not only full of interactive stuff and military equipment but also very educational. Well worth the trip out to it!!

Helpful?
Thank CliveHunt
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I only went here because (a) it was a dull afternoon and (b) I had seen that it was moving to Wiltshire and i am unlikely to ever go there! It was a well worthwhile visit - plenty to see if you like big guns and at just over £5 not bad value at all by London standards. There is... More 

Helpful?
Thank David F

Travelers who viewed Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum also viewed

 

Been to Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?