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Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum

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Address: Royal Arsenal | Woolwich, London SE18 6ST, England
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A superb less known military musuem south of the Thames

Having visited the more mainstream military museums and attractions across London I stumbled across the Royal Artillery Museum "Firepower" website by chance. While initially a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great Grandad was a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery who like so many others gave his life in World World One. I wanted to see this museum to see what it would have been like, his life in the service of his country. The kids just wanted to do the camo run and shoot stuff. This is a paid... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Having visited the more mainstream military museums and attractions across London I stumbled across the Royal Artillery Museum "Firepower" website by chance. While initially a little put off by its location, which of course depends on where you're travelling from, I found it to be a little gem. If traveling from the West End area it should take just under... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

How have I not heard about this museum before? This place is a real gem and all the better for being in such a historical location - the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich. I arrived by a Thames ferry which I think is the best way and the entrance is a very short distance from the pier. This museum is full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Just spent the night with over 100 cubs at museum. Excellent experience very informative plus great help from staff. Real solider's where there giving cubs a small taster of Army life plus expert guided tour of museum

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have been to the Firepower twice now and it is a real treat. I take my grandson who is 5 and he loves it. We get there at 11o/c for the children's activities, face painting, military drills, etc.It is all fun and they get to learn about the military through the ages. I went to the "Roman week" and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

WARNING: MOVES IN SUMMER 2015 AND TERRIBLE PUNS AHED AS A self confessed military buff. This museum had some how avoided my radar but once I found out that lay ahead of my gunsights I was hyped and Ready for war ( and more after I left ) As I entered I was quickly prepared for attack and the prices... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A very well presented history of the Royal Artillary. Exhibits were easily seen and the history provided for each item well done. As museum people ourselves we know the work that has gone into this very good museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In the 1990s I had the opportunity of meeting General Sir Martin Farndale,whose brainchild this museum was.Sadly it opened after his death.I visitred it in 20002.I remember the museum as being much smaller.There were a considerable number of hands on displays which helped you to understand how artillery calculated where the target was.All of this has now gone,along with th... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A good museum that has been a bit neglected. It is closing some time to be relocated to Salisbury Plain and will b a loss to the area. I have visited about 4 museums in the last week and this one was mercifully free of screaming children. Its problem seems to be a total lack of publicity and awareness. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There is a wide choice of military themed museums in and around London, a city well catered for by the Imperial War Museum and its off shoots, the HMS Belfast, RAF Duxford and the Air Force Museum in Hendon. The Firepower museum can be lost in the shuffle due to is location and the fact its not a free attraction... More 

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